The Taycan led the path for Porsche into the future, and the Cayenne now follows in its wake. While we won't see the Cayenne EV for a few more years, Porsche has shown the inside of the facelifted crossover ahead of its April 18th premiere.
The 2024 Cayenne features an all-new 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster, which is instantly noticeable. It has up to seven distinct displays, ranging from simple gauges to a night vision view.
In the center is a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Apple Music and Spotify connectivity. The system also has a new in-car video capability that allows passengers to watch videos from Screenhits TV while the car is parked. Porsche went on to suggest "novel methods" to engage with the car, such as utilizing Siri to control vehicle operations.
The inclusion of an optional 10.9-inch passenger display is the most visible alteration. The screen is built into the dashboard in front of the passenger and allows them to manage the navigation system, thereby making them a co-driver.
The display, on the other hand, is largely intended for entertainment, and front-seat passengers can use it to view streaming movies. A "unique screen filter" stops the driver from seeing what the passenger is seeing to reduce driving distraction.
Leaving aside the displays, the 2024 Cayenne has an all-new "Porsche Driving Experience." While it is more high-tech than previously, there are still a lot of analogue controls that are easily accessible to the driver. A new engine start/stop button is located to the left of the steering wheel, and a minimalist shifter is located on the right.
The gear selector was formerly located on the center console, and its removal allowed designers to redesign the area. It currently features simple climate controls with a "sophisticated black panel design" that merge analogue and digital components. Touch 'buttons,a physical volume controller, and more storage are also included.
Returning to the steering wheel, it is inspired by the 911 and has a more purposeful shape. It has a separate mode selector that gives you quick access to Normal, Off-Road, Sport, and Sport Plus settings. A new lever that controls the driving assistance systems is also available to drivers.
The alterations don't end there; the entire dashboard is redesigned, as are the air vents, which now lack louvers. We can also see new door panels and a more refined stopwatch.
Last but not least, the Cayenne recharges faster. We're not talking about plug-in hybrids here, since the crossover has a new 15-watt wireless smartphone charging. It allows contemporary phones to charge rapidly, and Porsche was able to enhance the power by using a "cooled smartphone storage compartment."
The Cayenne also has two new USB-C ports in the front storage compartment, as well as two more on the back of the center console. They all include a rapid charge feature, which should assist to lessen the length of time you have to stay plugged in.