There are plans for an all-electric Cayenne to be released in 2026, which means we'll have to make due with the present version for a little longer. But, owing to an extensive revamp — both inside and out — the current generation Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe still have reasons to be enthusiastic, including the reintroduction of the V8 to the Cayenne S.
The inside of the Cayenne has been inspired by the Taycan, which is another significant alteration. A 10.9-inch passenger display is offered, and the gear lever has been relocated to the dashboard to tidy the center console. There are still a few physical controls within, which is encouraging, like a clicky volume knob.
Almost every external piece of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne has been modified. However, pinpointing exactly what has been changed may prove difficult, as the makeover is more evolutionary than revolutionary.
The headlights have been reprofiled, with the teardrop appearance gone in favor of a more squarish look. The front bumper is less "smiley," and the front fenders and bonnet have been changed to make the car appear "more athletic," according to Porsche. Moving backwards, we notice redesigned tail lights that appear to sweep the length of the tailgate, copying the design language used on the Taycan.
Algarve Blue Metallic, Montego Blue Metallic, and Arctic Grey are three new colors for 2024. In addition, rim designs ranging from 20 to 22 inches are now available.
From the base single turbo 3.0-liter V6 to the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine of the Turbo GT, all engine versions have received a minor power boost for the 2019 model year. The major news is that the Cayenne S replaces the outgoing model's twin-turbo V6 with a newly developed twin-turbo V8, with 34 horsepower (34 PS / 25 kW) more power and 37 lb.-ft (50 Nm) more torque for a total of 468 hp (474 PS / 349 kW) and 442 lb.-ft (599 Nm). The new engine reduces the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time from 4.6 seconds to 4.4 seconds (both timings with the Sport Chrono package), however the Cayenne S's peak speed is limited to 169 mph or 270 kmph.
The entry-level Cayenne's basic single-turbo V6 engine produces 348 horsepower (353 PS / 260 kW) and 368 lb.-ft (499 Nm), which is 13 hp (13 PS / 10 kW) and 36 lb.-ft (49 Nm) higher than previously. The same engine serves as the E-Hybrid model's ICE component. Aside from the improved engine, the hybrid includes a bigger high-voltage battery, with a capacity increase from 17.9 kWh to 25.9 kWh. The E-Hybrid has a combined power of 463 hp (469 PS / 345 kW).
Finally, the Turbo GT's twin-turbo V8 engine, which remains the line's flagship and is only available in the coupe body shape, produces 650 horsepower (659 PS / 484 kW), with a peak speed of 189 mph (302 km/h) and a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 3.1 seconds.
A new suspension system for the 2024 Cayenne may also be discovered beneath the skin. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is now standard, and improved shocks are available across the board. These new two-valve shocks, according to Porsche, are optimized for all driving scenarios. They have independent rebound and compression phases, which results in a smoother ride at slower speeds and better handling during hard cornering. Air suspension is still an option, and the 2024 model has its own upgrades to improve it.