Here's your first look inside the upcoming Porsche Cayenne facelift.
While the next-generation Porsche Macan is expected to arrive in 2022 with an all-electric powertrain, its larger Cayenne sibling will stick around for a few more years. The current Cayenne launched in 2019, but spy shots have shown the popular SUV is getting a refresh to keep sales rolling in.
After our first look at the updated SUV in February, our spy photographers have spotted Porsche testing multiple Cayenne prototypes previewing the SUV's mid-cycle facelift - and this time we get a look inside the redesigned cabin.
We can see the center console has been redesigned and the gear changer now matches the design of the one in the 992-generation Porsche 911.
One of the prototypes also features a new fully digital instrument cluster and a larger infotainment screen. The prototype with the new gear shifter also has revised climate controls. On the outside, the changes are more subtle.
To give the Cayenne a fresher face, Porsche has fitted slimmer headlights, which are disguised with camouflage that makes them look like the current model's. There's also a revised front bumper and the hood looks more sculpted. At the back, the prototype looks identical to the current Cayenne, but the previous prototype was updated with new taillights and a repositioned license plate. The Cayenne Coupe should also get the same updates as the regular model.
No mechanical changes are expected for the new Cayenne facelift, so the engine options should carry over. The current Cayenne is available with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 developing 335 hp and 332 lb-ft in the base model and a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 434 hp and 405 lb-ft in the S variant.
A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is also available rated at 453 hp/457 lb-ft in the Cayenne GTS and 541 hp/567 lb-ft in the Turbo. Topping the range is the Turbo S E-Hybrid, which packs an electrified 4.0-liter twin-turbo generating a combined 670 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque.
Porsche hasn't announced when the updated Cayenne will debut, but we're expecting it to break cover later this year.