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2024 Porsche Cayenne unveiled with more than just a facelift

2024 Porsche Cayenne unveiled with more than just a facelift

The third-generation Porsche Cayenne has received its mid-cycle update, and it’s more than just cosmetic. The German automaker gave its popular SUV noticeable changes to the interior and even brought back a V8 engine to choose from in the lineup. Available for order now, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne will arrive at U.S. dealerships this summer with pricing starting from $80,850, including destination. More information on pricing for each model can be found below.

Starting with the exterior, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne sports a new front end that features more athletic fenders, a new hood, and redesigned headlights. The rear gets three-dimensionally-designed taillights and a new rear fascia with an integrated license plate holder, giving it a less cluttered design. Three new colors have been added to the lineup: Algarve Blue Metallic, Montego Blue Metallic, and Arctic Grey. Cayenne Coupe buyers can opt for a Lightweight Sport Package, which sheds 72 pounds from the car. Finally, a new range of 20-, 21-, and 22-inch wheels have been added for customers to choose from.

As we mentioned earlier, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne brings back the V8 engine for the Cayenne S models, replacing the previous V6. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 offers 468 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, offering 34 more ponies and 37 lb-ft more torque than the outgoing V6. Both the SUV and SUV Coupe models go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds when combined with the Sport Chrono Package. The top speed on the Cayenne S is limited to 169 mph. The standard 2024 Cayenne is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine with 348 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque, which is 13 hp and 36 lb-ft more than before.

For the Cayenne E-Hybrid, a new electric motor generates 174 hp, bringing the combined system output to 463 hp. More importantly, a new high-voltage battery has a 25.9-kWh capacity, compared to 17.9 kWh found in the previous model. Unfortunately, EPA range estimates won’t be announced until closer to launch. The larger battery pack is accompanied by a new 11-kW on-board AC charger, which shortens charging time with an appropriate Level 2 charger to under 2.5 hours.

At the top of the range sits the Turbo GT, which now offers 650 hp, an increase of 19 hp, from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Standard features on this range-topping model include Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), rear-axle steering, Sport Exhaust system with titanium tailpipes, and 22-inch GT Design wheels. The Cayenne Turbo GT goes from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and has a top track speed of 189 mph.

Inside, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne sees a few upgrades with a completely revised display and control concept. The new Porsche Driver Experience, which was first introduced in the Taycan, now finds its way to the Cayenne. The goal is to put everyday functions directly on or immediately next to the steering wheel. Drivers will find the stalk located on the left, behind the steering wheel, now featuring additional functions for the driver assistance systems. Meanwhile, the gear selector is now on the dashboard, making room for a new center console for storage and a large air conditioning controller.

The instrument cluster is now a digital 12.6-inch unit boasting a curved and freestanding design. A head-up display is available as an option. For the first time, a 10.9-inch display is available for the passenger side, which displays performance data and has separate access to the infotainment system controls and the option of streaming video content on the road. The German automaker focused on balancing digital and analog elements with the new Porsche Driver Experience.

2024 Porsche Cayenne Pricing (including $1,650 destination fee)

  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne base: $80,850
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne Coupe base: $85,950
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: $93,350
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe: $97,350
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne S: $97,350
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe: $103,750
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT: $197,950