2017 Porsche Cayenne New Generation
Porsche is due to launch the third generation of the Cayenne SUV in 2017. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne will be a lighter and technologically more advanced vehicle compared to its predecessor. We expect to see gasoline, diesel and hybrid versions of the redesigned model, while the performance-oriented Cayenne Turbo and GTS are also very likely to join the lineup.
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is expected to adopt some new styling cues and retain some of the recognizable ones. Expect the next-gen model to feature the familiar oval headlights, whereas its new clam-shell hood will resemble the one seen on the Porsche Macan. The Cayenne’s front air intakes, C-shaped side vents and tail-lights will be borrowed from the Panamera Sport Turismo concept. There won’t be too many dramatic changes inside the 2017 Cayenne. We expect to see an improved version of the current interior design and some of the latest high-tech amenities such as on-board WiFi and several new driver assist systems.
The upcoming Cayenne will ride on the new MLB platform that underpins the VW Group’s latest SUV models including the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. This lighter architecture is expected to result in significantly improved driving experience. By using new materials, Porsche’s engineers will be able to reduce the curb weight by around 100 kg.
The 2017 Cayenne SUV is expected to feature an enhanced version of its current engine lineup. So, the entry-level Cayenne will be offered with a naturally aspirated V6 unit, the mid-range Cayenne S should come with a turbocharged V6, while the Cayenne S E Hybrid is likely to feature the familiar gas-electric system. As for the performance-oriented Cayenne Turbo model, it is expected to receive a turbocharged V8 engine. Also, there will be a diesel option as well as a Cayenne GTS version.
2017 Porsche Cayenne Price
The exact pricing figures for the 2017 Porsche Cayenne have yet to be announced. However, rumor has it that a diesel-powered model might start at around $75,000, while the range-topping Turbo S could be priced at $170,000.