- Porsche has teased the refreshed Cayenne’s front end before its Shanghai auto show debut next week.
- In addition to a freshened-up exterior, the 2024 Cayenne has a slick new cabin, as well.
- We’ve already driven a prototype, and the refresh also picks up some engineering tweaks.
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne will make its official debut at the Shanghai auto show early next week (Monday, April 17, in U.S. time zones). Even though we’re just a couple days away from that reveal, Porsche has seen fit to throw one last teaser into the mix.
The teaser reveals a small portion of the Porsche Cayenne’s mid-cycle refresh, and none of it really comes as a surprise. The headlights, which we’ve seen under camouflage, look a lot closer to those of the electric Taycan. The recently refreshed Macan appears to have loaned the Cayenne its full-width lower front fascia too. On the whole, things shouldn’t look too different, but it’ll bring Porsche’s larger SUV up to date with the rest of its lineup.
The Cayenne’s interior will pick up a healthy dose of new tech. Analog gauges are dead and gone, and in their place is a 12.6-inch curved display, again similar to the Taycan. There’s also a 12.3-inch dashboard touchscreen running the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system, in addition to a 10.3-inch optional passenger touchscreen—because reaching an extra three inches to change the radio is so last year.
Looks only tell part of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne’s story, though. Earlier this year, we took a prototype for a spin to get an early taste at what’s to come. In addition to some adjustments to the tire and suspension setup, Porsche’s engineers also went to town on the powertrains; power is up on both ends of the trim spectrum, while the mid-tier 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 is gone and replaced with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. Hell yeah.
The 2024 Porsche Cayenne makes its debut at 10:40 p.m. ET Monday night. Schedule your coffeemakers now.
Cars are Andrew Krok’s jam, along with boysenberry. After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, Andrew cut his teeth writing freelance magazine features, and now he has a decade of full-time review experience under his belt. A Chicagoan by birth, he has been a Detroit resident since 2015. Maybe one day he’ll do something about that half-finished engineering degree.