Porsche gives Cayenne comprehensive changes for 2024 MY
The third-generation Cayenne – launched in 2017 – is Porsche’s best-selling SUV to date. But instead of a simple nip-and-tuck mid-cycle facelift, the German automaker gave it quite a substantial overhaul for the 2024 model year, and it has motorists and enthusiasts buzzing.
Making its public debut at Auto Shanghai 2023 is the significantly revises Porsche Cayenne. The German brand introduced exterior changes, chassis modification, perkier powertrains, and a techier cabin.
If you found the previous body of the Cayenne to be expressive, expect more of that from the 2024 model year. The front fascia gets a new front end combined, a new bonnet and matrix LED headlights (HD matrix LED headlights are a new optional), and the rear gets three-dimensional taillights. Customers have three more colors, lightweight sports packages, and three wheel sizes (20, 21, or 22 inches).
Inside, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne has a revised display and control concept called the Porsche Driver Experience. The automatic transmission selector lever is now on the dashboard to make room for the new center console.
The new layout includes large, easily accessible controls with mechanical air conditioning switches and a haptic volume controller to ensure optimum operability and a refined look. In front of the driver is a fully digital 12.6-inch instrument cluster with a curved, free-standing design and variable display options. It also comes standard with a 12.3-inch central Porsche Communication Management (PCM) display with Spotify and Apple Music. For the first time, a 10.9-inch display is now available on the passenger side, and to ensure the driver is not distracted by this display, there is a special foil to block the view.
What drivers will love are the changes to the chassis. The 2024 Cayenne gets factory-installed steel spring suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) that has new shock absorbers with a 2-chamber, 2-valve technology. The adaptive air suspension also improves driving precision and performance, and reduces body movements in dynamic driving situations. The suspension also offers an even sharper differentiation between Normal, Sport, and Sport Plus driving modes.
There are three powertrain options for the 2024 Porsche Cayenne – a refined 4.0-liter V8 with 474 PS and a torque of 600 Nm (34 PS and 50 Nm more than its predecessor), an improved 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine with 353 PS and 500 Nm (13 PS and 50 Nm more than before), and a hybrid using the same 4.0-liter V8 with a new electric motor to put out a combined 470 PS (pure electric range of up to 90 kilometers).
The Turbo GT is still the top model in the Cayenne range and is available exclusively as a coupé. It uses Porsche’s 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine 659 PS that lets it accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 305 km/h.
Porsche is already taking orders for the updated Cayenne in other markets, and deliveries are expected to begin within the year. Local order books on the other hand may be opening up at a later date.