Porsche is preparing to give the Cayenne a refresh.
The current-generation Cayenne has only been on sale since 2019, but Porsche is already preparing to give the popular SUV a refresh in an upcoming mid-cycle update. Ahead of its debut, our spies have caught Porsche testing a prototype of the updated Cayenne out on the streets.
Whereas the prototype we spotted back in April looked identical to the old model at the back, this version is fitted with provisional taillights, which suggests the production taillights are being redesigned. The license plate has also moved from the tailgate to the redesigned bumper.
At the front, the Cayenne prototype sports slimmer headlights with a more angular design and new daytime running lights. Porsche has tried to deceive us by adding camouflage that makes the headlights look like the old design, but we're not fooled. Other noticeable design changes include a new front bumper and a more sculpted front hood.
Our spies also managed to snap some new photos of the redesigned cabin giving us a closer look at the Cayenne's new fully digital instrument cluster. Elsewhere, the updated cabin is equipped with a larger infotainment screen, a new center console, and redesigned switchgear inspired by the new 911.
While the exterior and interior are being revamped, the regular Cayenne isn't expected to receive any mechanical changes in the update, so expect the engine options to include a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 rated at 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque for the base model and a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 generating 434 hp and 405 lb-ft for the S trim.
Moving up the range, the current Cayenne GTS is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 453 hp and 457 lb-ft, while the Turbo model has an increased output of 541 hp and 567 lb-ft. Potentially, the Cayenne could get a minor power bump like the upcoming Macan facelift. The Cayenne Coupe, on the other hand, will reportedly spawn a more powerful Turbo variant with 631 hp and 626 lb-ft.