Yearly updates became a quite typical thing in the case of this luxury performance crossover, so it’s no wonder that the 2021 Porsche Cayenne is coming with some of them as well. While the last year has brought a new, coupe body style, this model year is bringing back the famous GTS version. The most powerful non-turbo version of this dynamic SUV will come with loads of upgrades compared to standard models. However, it will still sit below “Turbo” badged versions.
The new 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS will come with a new engine and several other mechanical upgrades, including a new suspension setup. On the other side, the rest of the lineup will carry on in the same way. This refers both to aesthetics and mechanics, as well as to the engine lineup. We expect to see the new model year in showrooms this fall.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne definitely won’t change. The current generation has been around for just a couple of years and there is really no need for any particular update. It rides on the latest version of VW’s familiar MLB architecture and shares many of its parts with models like Audi Q8, Lamborghini Urus, VW Touareg etc. Just like the current model year, it will come offered in two body styles, either with a classic SUV layout or as a coupe.
When it comes to the new GTS model, it will certainly come with several unique styling details. More importantly, it will come with several mechanical upgrades, particularly in terms of the new suspension setup. It will sit lower to the ground, while the ride will certainly be firmer compared to the more basic version. Still, don’t expect extremely sporty performances, as this version will still sit below Turbo and Turbo S models.
Bigger changes on the inside definitely won’t come. The 2021 Porsche Cayenne will carry on with a familiar layout. The overall interior quality is really amazing. Besides excellent fit and finish, the thing we really like about this cabin is that you may count on a huge number of customization options when it comes to materials, colors and similar things. Leather upholstery is standard across the whole range.
When it comes to the interior space, both rows feature plenty of legroom, whether you pick standard or Coupe version. On the other side, the Coupe may be a little bit tight for taller passengers, when it comes to the second-row headroom. The company tried to solve this issue and the second row sits slightly lower compared to the standard model.
The cargo area is definitely small for a vehicle of this size. You may count on about 27.1 cubic feet of space behind the back seat, and 60.3 cubic feet of the overall cargo space. The Coupe model is good for about 22 cubic feet behind the second row and 54.3 cubic feet with the seats folded.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Engine
As we already mentioned, there is a new GTS model with a new V8 engine in the offer. The rest of the engine lineup is about to remain the same.
Therefore, the offer starts with a familiar 3.0-liter V6, which puts out around 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. For those who are looking for something peppier but don’t necessarily need eight cylinders, there is a 2.9-liter turbo V6 that puts out pretty impressive 434 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.
The E-Hybrid is next in the line. This model is based on a 3.0-liter V6 engine and gets significant help from an electric motor. So, the max output goes around 455 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
The new 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS will be positioned right above the hybrid model. It will feature a familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, with a max output of 460 horsepower.
The top of the offer is reserved for Turbo-badged models. The Cayenne Turbo comes with the same V8 engine but with a significantly increased output, which goes up 541 hp and 561 lb-ft. This model needs just 3.7 seconds to hit 60 mph.
Finally, there is the Turbo S E-Hybrid, which uses the same V8 engine but gets help from an electric motor. The combined output goes all-away up to 670 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.
When properly equipped, Porsche Cayenne can tow up to 7.700 pounds, which is a really impressive number for a luxury crossover.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Porsche Cayenne sometime this fall. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 67.000 dollars. On the other side, the new GTS model will probably cost around 109.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz GLE, Maserati Levante, BMW X5 and X6, etc.