The current generation of Porsche’s mid-size SUV has been around for nearly five years and that’s the reason why the German company works on a mid-cycle refresh. It is about to occur in the next year. This will be a typical facelift but if we can trust the latest reports, Porsche is also working on the new, bigger SUV, with three rows of seats. At this point, the officials are still quiet about the 2024 Porsche Cayenne Three-Row SUV but that is definitely something we could see in the near future.
That version would come with a stretched wheelbase for sure. Other than that, we expect tosee a new styling in the updated Cayenne, with more attractive aesthetical solutions that will keep the current generation competitive for some more time. Besides exterior updates, this model could also bring novelties to the inside, or even some powertrain upgrades.
In any case, we expect that the 2024 Porsche Cayenne will arrive sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 Porsche Cayenne Three-Row SUV Under Consideration
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne is about to receive a facelift. Besides the standard mid-cycle updates, many expect to see a new three-row version. At this point, it is still unclear whether this is going to be a brand-new model or just a long-wheelbase Cayenne.
In any case, it will have a lot of things in common with popular performance SUV. It will ride on the same platform, share pretty much all of the parts and feature same aesthetics. These modifications shouldn’t be too challenging, considering that one of the Cayenne’s closest relatives, the Audi Q7, already comes with three rows of seats. However, Audi’s SUV features nearly four inches more in the wheelbase, so we might the same distance between the axles.
2024 Porsche Cayenne Facelift
With the new three-row version or not, the 2024 Porsche Cayenne will receive a facelift. The test mule has already been spotted for a couple of times and it shows some aspects of the facelift, even though it’s still under camouflage.
As you may presume, the focus is on the front nend, where we expect to see a bigger, more prominent grille, as well as new headlights, with new shapre and more upright position. The bumpers will be reshaped as well, on both ends. Of course, we also expect to see typical mid-cycle updates, such as new color options, new wheels etc.
As we are talking about a mid-cycle refresh, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain largely unchanged. Therefore, you may count on the manners regarding ride quality, which are mostly about athleticism, even though the ride is also decently smooth and comfortable.
Although the officials are still quiet about the interior updates, we presume some of them may occur as well. That would probably refer to some dashboard modifications, on the center console and similar things. New tech features are also possible, though we don’t expect to see anything radical, considering that the current model already looks pretty attractive.
Of course, the stretched wheelbase of the new version would provide enough room for the third row. However, it’s still early to talk about the exact measurements. On the other hand, the standard two-row model will continue in the same way, offering a couple of very spacious and comfortable rows of seats. Considering the same dimensions, the cargo area will also remain unchanged, which means that you may count on about 27 cubic feet behind the second row and 60 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. Those are typical ratings for the segment.
2024 Porsche Cayenne Engines
From what we know so far, the powertrain lineup will remain mostly the same, though some of the engines might get slight power upgrades. The current version comes standard with a 3.0-liter V6, which puts out 335 horsepower. The next one in the offer is the Cayenne S, with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 and a max output of 434 horsepower.
The lineup continues with the GTS, which is equipped with a 453-hp V8 engine. The same 4.0-liter V8 is available in two more variants – Cayenne Turbo with 541 horspower and Cayenne Turbo GT, which puts out 631 horsepower.
Of course, we also expect two hybrid versions to carry one. The first one is based on a 3.0-liter V6 and offers a combined output of 455 horsepower. The other one is based on a V8 engine and offers a pretty impressive combined output of 670 horsepower.
All units come coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2024 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2024 Porsche Cayenne will arrive sometime in the second half of 2023, with the starting price of around 70.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Maserati Levante, BMW X5 etc.