Porsche is testing prototypes for an updated version of the Cayenne midsize SUV.
The popular performance SUV is set to take on an all-new look – at least for Porsche – based on the changes detected on the prototypes.
The front of the car has been completely repaired and has new headlights with a flatter, more angular shape similar to the design used on the Taycan. Daylight lights integrated with front shields also have a new design.
The taillights have also been hidden away, suggesting a new concept here. We can also see that the back door has been modified, since the niche for the license plate has been moved into the rear shield. This design has been used on the relevant Cayenne Coupe, which itself is about to undergo a similar update.
There is no inside look but we can imagine the panel being updated to integrate a digital panel completely similar to what we see in the Taycan.
It’s also unclear what Porsche plans for the powertrain. Typically, the automaker increases horsepower on most levels by its updates. The lineup is currently leading the way with the Turbo S E-Hybrid, which is rated at 670 horsepower.
Although the cayenne coupe has a new Turbo GT level equipped with a self-sufficient 631 hp dual-turbocharged V-8 engine, it’s unclear whether this level will be included in the regular Cayenne series.
Look for the updated Cayenne that will hit the market later this year as a 2023 model.