Porsche Cayenne Facelift Marks Global Debut; Comes with More Powerful V8 Engine

The new Porsche Cayenne comes with sharper HD matrix LED headlights, 3D taillights, and redesigned bumpers at both ends. It is expected to go on sale in the country by the end of this year.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on April 18, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Porsche Cayenne facelift has made its public appearance at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show. The redesigned model has been given fresh treatment by the luxury sports car manufacturer and offers advanced technology & a more powerful powertrain. The new Cayenne comes with sharper HD matrix LED headlights, 3D taillights, and revamped bumpers at both ends. It offers 3 different colour options in the form of Montego Blue Metallic, Algarve Blue Metallic, and Arctic Grey, in addition to an optional lightweight sports package. Inside, the SUV borrows design cues from the Taycan EV and places a stronger emphasis on driver engagement. The new Cayenne is available in the standard SUV and coupe variants and will go on sale in the country by the end of this year, if we go by some industry reports. We expect it to be priced higher than the outgoing model, which currently retails in India between Rs 1.27 crore and Rs 2.57 crore (ex-showroom). 

Also Read: Porsche Cayenne Coupe India Review: First Drive

Porsche Cayenne Facelift: Exterior

Up front, the exterior of the updated Cayenne comprises a new bonnet, new wings, angular HD matrix LED headlights for maximum visibility, a redesigned bumper with large air intakes. It sports a sloping roofline and offers new alloy wheels that include 20-, 21-, and 22-inches. Coming to its rear profile, the car receives 3D taillights, a redesigned bumper, a reworked apron, ducktail spoiler, and quad tail pipes as standard. The license plate is mounted lower on the bumper to mimic the Cayenne Coupe. 

Porsche Cayenne Facelift: Interior Design & Features

Porsche Cayenne Facelift Interior

Interior-wise, the Cayenne facelift is inspired by the Taycan EV. It gets a three-screen setup that includes a 12.3-inch central infotainment screen with Porsche Communication Management, a 12.6-inch curved instrument cluster, and an optional 10.9-inch passenger display. It shares the same steering wheel with the Porsche 911 sports car and gets a dash-mounted drive selector and a redesigned central console that offers some extra space for a wireless charging pad. Also, it comes with an air quality system, an optional heads-up display, and a glass panel with switches and touch capacitive buttons. 

Porsche Cayenne Facelift: Powertrain, Performance

In terms of powertrain, the base version gets power from a 3.0-litre, turbocharged V6 petrol engine that produces 349bhp and 500Nm. Further, a 4.0-litre V8 engine powers the top-of-the-line Turbo GT model that delivers 651bhp and 850Nm, thereby reaching 100km/h in just 3.3 seconds and claiming a top speed of 305km/h. On the other hand, the new Cayenne S (unavailable in India) is equipped with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine, capable of generating 469bhp and 600Nm. With this output, the SUV can sprint from a standstill to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds and has a claimed top speed of 273km/h. 

Also Read: Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review: First Drive

The Cayenne's e-hybrid generates a total output of 464bhp and 650Nm, when we combine a gearbox-mounted electric motor with a slightly adjusted, 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. On board electric mode, the car puts out 174bhp. It has a larger 25.9kWh battery pack now and an electric-only range of up to 80 kilometre. 

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