Porsche has finally unveiled the refreshed 2024 Porsche Cayenne SUV, which has received a pretty big update on the inside.
We’ve already seen some details about the 2024 Cayenne’s interior, which has been completely revamped. The previous dashboard is gone and in it’s place there’s a more modern layout with up to three screens. The gear selector has found a new home on the on the dashboard, freeing up room for the HVAC controls on the center console.
In front of the driver, there’s a 12.6-inch digital gauge cluster and an available head-up display. In the center there’s a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, which runs the latest Porsche Communication Management system. And lastly there’s an optional 10.9-inch touchscreen in front of the front passenger. The passenger’s screen can stream movies, but Porsche made sure that the driver can’t watch as well, by preventing the driver from being able to see it.
On the safety front, the optional Adaptive Cruise Control has been improved with two new functions: Evasion Assist help’s the driver stay clear of an obstacles by taking over the steering and braking at speeds between 31 and 93 mph using targeted steering and braking inputs at speeds. The second function is Turn Assist, which helps monitor oncoming traffic when making a left hand turn at speeds up to 6 mph and brakes the vehicle to a standstill if needed.
On the outside, the changes are less dramatic. At the front there’s a new hood, redesigned headlights, tweaked fenders and a new bumper with larger air intakes. At the rear the biggest update are the redesigned taillights and integrated license plate holder.
Under the hood there are new engines. The base Cayenne is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 348 horsepower and 368 pound-feet, an increase of 13 hp and 36 lb-ft. The Cayenne S loses its twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 and is now powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 468 horsepower and 442 pound-feet, which is an increase of 34 hp and 37 lb-ft. over the outgoing V6. It accelerates to 60 mph in up to 4.4 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package.
If you want all the power, you’ll be happy to hear that the Cayenne GT gets an extra 19 horsepower to give it a total 650 hp. The Cayenne Turbo GT accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, with a top track speed of 189 mph.
For the greener option, there’s the Cayenne E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid, which gets a new 174 hp electric motor that increases the total horsepower to 463 hp. The plug-in hybrid also gets a larger battery pack 25.9 kWh compared to 17.9 kWh. Porsche has not announced the electric driving range. To make charging faster, there’s a new 11 kW on-board AC charger.
Porsche didn’t just stop with the engines, it also optimized the Cayenne’s steering, suspension and wheels. The base Cayenne now comes standard with larger 20-inch compared to 19-inch wheels on the 2023 model. The standard suspension now includes the PASM adaptive dampers. New shock absorbers with two-valve technology, with separate rebound and compression stages have also been added. The suspension also offers an even sharper differentiation between Normal, Sport and Sport Plus driving modes.
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne will be available in standard and coupe versions when it arrives this summer. The pricing for the 2024 Cayenne $80,850