Porsche recently announced an updated third generation of its best-selling model, the Cayenne, touting visual alterations inside and out, as well as significant updates to the SUV’s powertrain and onboard technology. Pricing for the 2024 Cayenne begins at $80,850 with delivery, processing and handling fees included; not bad, as the standard equipment list for the upcoming model year includes PASM, 20-inch or 22-inch wheels, Lane Change Assist and Lane Keep Assist, and keyless entry.
The new Cayenne’s performance profile is headlined by Porsche’s decision to employ a 4L V8 biturbo for the Cayenne Turbo GT and Cayenne S. The range-topping motor produces 650 horsepower in the Turbo GT, and 468 in the S, giving the SUVs a 0-60 time of 3.1 and 4.4 seconds, respectively. The Cayenne E-Hybrid is outfitted with a V6 and new electric motor which collectively deliver 463 HP.
Performance is further augmented by a new steel spring-based PASM as standard, along with newly designed shock absorbers with discrete rebound and compression, which drivers should feel as a constant improvement on the road. Adaptive air suspension may be optioned.
For 2024, the Cayenne’s exterior has been refined with a new front end — changes include a new hood and re-designed headlamps with high-def HD Matrix Design technology — as well as taillights that exhibit a three-dimensional effect. Optioning the Lightweight Sport Package adds a host of wheel choices to the buying process.
Inside the refreshed 2024 Cayenne, the driver is given greater security through new assistance systems, including an Active Speed Limit Assist that incorporates Traffic Sign Recognition into the model’s cruise control. Adaptive Cruise Control can be optioned, of course, and for the upcoming model year is augmented with Evasion Assist and Turn Assist features.
Porsche news definitively forecasts the upcoming fourth-generation Cayenne as the watershed all-electric iteration of the popular model.