The third-generation Cayenne will undergo some serious mechanical changes, and we expect it soon to be spotted and tested in cold weather as well. Porsche wants to make sure that everything works on the new car before they introduce it and that is why we might see it on snowy roads.
2018 Porsche Cayenne Exterior
The exterior of the 2018 model will be changed slightly which will give the car a more refined look. Similar was done with the new Panamera, which looks gorgeous now. However, the new Cayenne will be based on the MSB platform and most of the modifications will be mechanical. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne will be 220 pounds lighter than the ongoing model, which is a significant weight reduction that will positively influence performances, handling, and efficiency.
Interior Will Get a New Touchscreen
In the cabin, Porsche decided to remove some of the many knobs and buttons. The current model really does feature too many buttons, and the driver might get confused a bit. That is why a new infotainment system’s touchscreen will be incorporated into a new car. Some of the parts from Panamera will find the way to the Cayenne, as well.
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The same engine that powers the sedan shall be under the hood of the new car. In addition, a 2.9-liter V6 with twin turbo that is offered in the Panamera 4S will power Cayenne. In the Panamera, this engine delivers 434 hp, so we expect identical or similar figures for luxury SUV. Another option is a 4.0-liter V8 unit with two turbochargers good for 542 hp. Last but not least, a Porsche equivalent of the 4.0-liter TDI V8 powerplant might be included in the lineup too so this car could compete on that field with Audi models equipped with a large diesel option.
2018 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne will be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September next year. It will go on sale after that, but the price is still unknown, so stay tuned for more details.