2022 Porsche Cayenne Is Nearly Ready For Production

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Porsche has been caught putting the updated Cayenne through its paces at the Nurburgring.

It's been well-documented that the next-generation Porsche Macan is going electric, but its larger Cayenne sibling is also getting an update. The current model debuted back in 2017, so the time is right for a mid-cycle facelift. We got our first look at the refreshed Porsche Cayenne back in February, and now high-speed testing at the Nurburgring has begun.

The styling changes are subtle, but this will make the Cayenne look sleeker and more modern. Porsche has taped up the headlights to make them look like the current model's but you can easily tell that they have a slimmer design. The front bumper also appears to be redesigned with larger air intakes, while the hood looks more sculpted.

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At the back, the prototype is fitted with temporary taillights. Like the Macan facelift, the production version could have full-width taillights connected by an LED light bar. We also notice the license plate has moved further down from the tailgate to the redesigned bumper. These changes will also be applied to the Cayenne Coupe.

Our spies also sent us some fresh photos of the Cayenne's revamped cabin, which is getting a significant tech upgrade. The center console has been redesigned, and there is also a larger infotainment display running the latest PCM software as well as a fully digital instrument cluster. Elsewhere, the gear shifter is being redesigned to look like the shifter in the new Porsche 911.

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It remains to be seen if Porsche is making any changes under the hood. In its current guise, the Cayenne is offered with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 producing 335 hp and 332 lb-ft and a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 434 hp and 405 lb-ft. Moving up the range, the Cayenne GTS and Turbo models pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 453 hp/457 lb-ft and 541 hp/567 lb-ft respectively.

The yellow stickers on the prototype indicate it has an electrified powertrain. In its range-topping Turbo S guise, the Cayenne E-Hybrid produces 670 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque from an electrified 4.0-liter twin-turbo. These engine options should carry over, possibly with some minor upgrades. Since the refreshed Cayenne has been spied multiple times this year, an official debut should be around the corner. Most likely, the updated Cayenne will go on sale during 2022 to take on the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

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