Having just purchased a 2014 diesel Cayenne model, I can’t help but think we were a year too soon? Doesn’t look like much will change on the outside but, as Auto Evolution explains, BIG changes are coming to the Cayenne engine-wise.
But the Porsche brand has made incremental improvements since the Cayenne was launched, which will have to be added added to the SUV. In Shanghai this Spring, they revealed a new Panamera, a sister car to this one, and this is where most of the technology will come from.
For the 2015 model year, the Cayenne SUV will be new, adopting many of the changes seen on the Panamera. This spy video shot in Spain shows the car undergoing testing.
For example, all non-GTS Panamera models have replaced their 4.8-liter V8 engine with a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6. The same engine will likely be fitted to the Cayenne. Unfortunately, the basic 3.6-liter petrol engine isn’t getting changed, but the diesel is, with a new 300 PS unit that’s just as efficient but dramatically improves performance.
Porsche has also introduced a new plug-in hybrid version of the Panamera called the S E-Hybrid, which has been rumored to be offered on the Cayenne as well next year.