Facelifted 2024 Porsche Cayenne Comes With Chassis And Tech Upgrades
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Facelifted 2024 Porsche Cayenne Comes With Chassis And Tech Upgrades

The 2024 Porsche Cayenne comes with comprehensive updates before the next-generation electric model arrives in 2026.

The 2024 Porsche Cayenne has finally been unveiled at the ongoing Shanghai Motor Show, and for a mid-cycle facelift, this is quite a comprehensive one. That’s because this will be the last Cayenne to be powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE) as the next-generation model will be trading dinosaur fuel for batteries.

2024 Porsche Cayenne

2024 Porsche Cayenne

From the outside, the changes are quite minor, but by Porsche standards, this is already very comprehensive. Porsche says that almost every body panel is new, yet even then, it’s still a game of spotting the difference from the pre-facelift model. What’s noticeable are the new, reshaped LED headlights, which now feature adaptive matrix technology as standard equipment. Each headlight contains 32,000 micro-LEDs that can be individually controlled to maintain a constant high beam even when turning and without blinding oncoming traffic.¬†Other noticeable changes include a reshaped, more angular front bumper, new full-width LED taillights, and reshaped fenders that give the Cayenne a wider stance.

2024 Porsche Cayenne Interior

2024 Porsche Cayenne Interior

While the exterior changes are still relatively minor, it’s the interior that receives the bulk of the changes. Most of the new design bits such as the frameless digital instrument cluster and steering wheel are straight from the Taycan, while the electronic gear shifter has been replaced by a small toggle near the instrument panel. As a result, the center console has been cleaned up, opening up more storage space as well as fewer buttons. Thankfully, there are still dedicated physical climate controls.

The main highlight of the redesign is its two screens–a main 12.6-inch Porsche Communication Management infotainment screen and an optional Taycan-inspired 10.9-inch passenger-side screen with a film coating that blocks the screen from the driver’s view. In keeping with Porsche’s promise of offering more standard equipment this time, a color head-up display is now equipped free of charge.

2024 Porsche Cayenne

All engines for this iteration of the Cayenne receive meaningful power upgrades. The base Cayenne’s single turbo 3.0-liter V6 now produces 348 hp (+13 hp), while the Cayenne S ditches the V6 in favor of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. As a result, power is now at 468 hp (+34 hp), and this lets the Cayenne S sprint from 0-100 kph in just 4.4 seconds (0.2 seconds faster). If you want a dose of electrification, the Cayenne E-Hybrid uses the same V6 as the standard Cayenne, but the added electric motors and larger 25.9 kWh battery gives this model a combined output of 463 hp.

2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

Lastly, the flagship model that’s called the Turbo GT is still available solely in the Cayenne Coupe. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 also still produces 650 hp which gives it a 0-100 kph time of 3.1 seconds and a 302 kph top speed.

Continuing with its promise to offer more standard features, many of the chassis improvements for the 2024 Porsche Cayenne will be offered as standard. This includes the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), in which the new two-valve adaptive shocks feature separate rebound and compression stages, resulting in better handling and ride in all conditions. An air suspension is still available as an option but is equipped as standard on higher trims.

Unfortunately, these upgrades also mean that they’re not technically “free” because it also comes with quite a price hike in overseas markets. The 2024 Porsche Cayenne will likely be launched in the Philippines sometime next year, and with it also quite a price increase. The next-generation Cayenne is expected to come out in 2026 as a fully electric model.

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