The new Porsche Cayenne has been previewed ahead of its official debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this week.
We can expect the new model to keep the familiar looks of its forebears with the German marque releasing an image of the SUV’s front quarter, revealing a similarly-shaped headlight with a quad LED signature and a large lower grille.
Leaks of the new Cayenne have cropped up online in recent months which have confirmed the model doesn’t fall far from the tree in terms of styling, leading many publications to believe this could just be a facelift of the third-generation SUV that was released in 2017.
Nevertheless, there are some key improvements on the 2024 version, including a new ‘driver experience’ which moves the most important vehicle controls to on and around the steering wheel like the gear selector which is now located on the dashboard.
The passenger hasn’t been left out either as a completely new cockpit gives them a 10.9-inch display to control navigation and media features. In front of the driver is a 12.6-inch digital cluster while other vehicle functions are controlled via the 12.3-inch central display.
Underpinning the new Cayenne are key chassis and drivetrain improvements as well. These could also include the introduction of a higher range and more efficient plug-in hybrid variant.
Porsche has decided to reveal the new version of its best selling model in China as the nation is responsible for a majority of the manufacturer’s sales while it also has strong appetite for SUVs.
The date has already been set for the new SUV’s first public appearance, with the Porsche Cayenne set to be revealed on 18 April 2023.