Although it's only been a few years since the current Porsche Cayenne was introduced, Porsche seems to be working on a midcycle update for its big SUV possibly in time to welcome the smaller Macan. As seen in these recent spy shots, it looks like the Cayenne will be getting a minor face- and butt-lift, but it's hard to say what other changes are in store or when the updated model will hit showrooms.
Up front, expect the Cayenne's new face to resemble what was just revealed on the 2014 Panamera, and we could also see this SUV using some of the new engines introduced on the Panamera including the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 or maybe even the E-Hybrid model. We're guessing that the new Cayenne could debut sometime next year likely for the 2015 model year.
Glad to see the 2015 doesn't seem to be worth waiting for. The wife and I have been considering a '13 or '14 Cayenne in the near future; I read about the facelift and it sort of makes you a little hesitant to buy something knowing that it's about to get a facelift! haha
A barely disguised prototype of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne facelift was spied undergoing testing ahead of an imminent official launch.
This is our best look at the refreshed Cayenne as a light grey prototype was spotted wearing camouflage only on the taillights which will be derived from the smaller Macan. The front fascia has received a redesigned bumper together with an updated grille and altered headlights while the daytime running lights have also gone through a minor revision.
Expect some light changes on the inside as well while under the hood of the Cayenne S there will probably be a twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter with 420 bhp (313 kW) and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm). Porsche could also be planning an E-Hybrid version that will combine a V6 3.0-liter with an electric motor to provide a total output of 416 bhp (310 kW) and 435 lb-ft (589 Nm).
Since the prototype was wearing very little camo, expect a full reveal in the following weeks.