The current generation of the popular performance SUV has been around for almost five years, so the German carmaker feels it’s the right time for some updates. According to the latest reports, we are about to see a mid-cycle refresh in the next year, with the 2024 Porsche Cayenne. The test mule has already been spotted and despite the camouflage, we can already see some of the changes. This update will be mostly about aesthetics, but we won’t exclude the possibility to see changes in other aspects, especially in terms of power increase of certain powertrain options.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same. The current generation is expected to remain in production for some more time and the successor will probably go all-electric. Therefore, you may count on an SUV that offers athletic handling, super-capable powertrain options, a high-quality interior etc.
We expect to see the 2024 Porsche Cayenne sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 Porsche Cayenne Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this will be a typical mid-cycle refresh. We expect to see changes in various aspects but there is no doubt that most of the changes will be in terms of aesthetics. The test mule has already been spotted on the road and it wears a bit of camouflage. However, we can clearly see some of the changes, especially at the front. That area will bring several novelties, starting from the new, more open grille and a redesigned bumper. The headlights will also get a new design, with a more upright position.
The rear end might come with some modifications as well, in areas like taillights, rear bumper, exhaust pipes etc. Finally, count on typical mid-cycle updates, such as new wheels, color options etc. On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle should remain the same.
So far, we haven’t managed to find out if the company prepares some interior updates or not. The current model already looks pretty impressive so if the company plans some updates, they will probably be pretty subtle. Most of the cabin design should remain the same and that definitely isn’t a bad thing. The current model features an attractive dashboard design, with lots of tech features but also with lots of physical controls, which accentuate its performance-oriented nature. The materials and the overall build quality are at a pretty high level as well.
Another thing we really like is the seats, which are well-shaped and very comfortable. There is plenty of space in both rows of seats, though we should say that the coupe version brings minimal compromise regarding rear-seat headroom. This version also offers a little bit less cargo space than the standard model, 22 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 54.3 behind the first row. For comparison, the standard version is good for about 27 cubic feet behind the second row and 60 cubic feet of the overall cargo space.
Naturally, this update will also bring certain novelties regarding the standard and available equipment. Still, we should say that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. It comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touch screen, navigation, a 10-speaker hi-fi stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, and wireless Apple CarPlay. Additionally, you can get upgrades like a panoramic moonroof, quad-zone climate control, a 14-speaker Bose stereo, a 21-speaker Burmester stereo, wireless device charging, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
The same thing is with safety features. The current model comes standard with a rearview camera, parking sensors, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. We presume that some of the current options could be added to the list of standard safety features.
2024 Porsche Cayenne Engines
The latest reports suggest that this update could also bring changes under the hood. It looks like some of the engines could get a power increase. This primarily refers to the Cayenne S, which comes with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that currently puts out around 434 horsepower.
Rumors also suggest a power increase in the case of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which currently comes in three output variants – 453, 541 and 631 horsepower.
On the other hand, the base 3.0-liter V6 probably won’t feature any changes. It currently puts out around 335 horsepower.
This SUV is also available in two hybrid versions, with 455 and 670 horsepower. We presume that these powertrains won’t get a power increase.
All models come coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Porsche Cayenne will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2023. The current model starts at around 69.000 dollars. Models like Maserati Levante and BMW X5 are some of the key competitors.