The new Porsche Cayenne
New engines, new chassis, innovative control concept and more connectivity
The third generation of the Cayenne is launching as a completely new development and will combine even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality. The powerful turbo engines, new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems and innovative display and control concept with total connectivity will take both sport and comfort to the next level.
Dynamic design language: firmer design and larger wheels
Sporty and precise with a clear design – new and yet familiar: The appearance of the Cayenne has been enhanced in the style that runs through the Porsche Design DNA. The enlarged air intakes at the front are clear indicators of the increased performance. The new horizontal light edges mean that the SUV now appears wider and more athletic, even when stationary. An exterior length increased by 63 millimetres and a roof height reduced by nine millimetres compared with its predecessor enhance the elegant, streamlined impression. The luggage compartment volume is now 770 litres – an increase of 100 litres.
Following the 911: Lightweight chassis with mixed tyres
The new Cayenne combines three chassis concepts in one new design: sports car, off-roader and touring car. For the first time, the Cayenne is available with electric rear-axle steering. The optional adaptive air suspension with new three-chamber technology significantly increases the balance between a sporty, firm connection and the driving comfort expected of a saloon car. Just as before, the system enables adjustments to the ground clearance on rough terrain. With the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) roll stabilisation, sporty drivers benefit by changing from a hydraulic to an electric system.
With the innovative Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB), Porsche is once again assuming a pioneering role in the development of high-performance brakes. This world first is available as an option for all Cayenne models (it comes as standard in the Cayenne Turbo) and consists of a cast-iron disc with a tungsten-carbide coating. This finish increases the friction values and wear and brake dust are reduced.
Digital evolution and assistance systems
With this new generation, the Cayenne is writing a new chapter in the relationship between driver and vehicle: The Porsche Advanced Cockpit is fully integrated into the sporty, luxurious environment. At the heart of the new display and control concept from Porsche is the 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen from the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). A range of digital functions can be operated intuitively – including by voice control. The standard Porsche Connect Plus allows access to online services and the Internet. This includes the standard online navigation with real-time traffic information. Night Vision Assist with a thermal imaging camera is one of the most important assistance systems, along with Lane Change Assist, Lane Keeping Assist including traffic sign recognition, traffic jam assist, ParkAssist including Surround View and Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control.