2018 Porsche Cayenne Spied Testing

  • Mar 13, 2016
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Porsche Cayenne has been a very important model for the company and people love it's 'can do it all' attitude. It was recently updated for the 2015 model however, the 2018 model has already been spied testing.

Slightly disguised prototype Cayenne was spotted driving down the snow laden roads of Northern Sweden. Inspite of the disguised bodywork we can make out most of the changes. First thing to notice is the longer and flatter roof-line.

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Some of things expected from the newer Cayenne are improved dynamics, fuel efficiency, and performance. Based on the VW Group's MLB Evo Platform, the Cayenne will share its underpinnings with the 2017 Audi Q7. Moreover, VW Group plans to utilise this platform for the Next-gen VW Touareg and the Lamborghini Urus SUV.

The MLB Evo Platform utilises high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber mix for it construction. This should translate into improved rigidity and reduced weight. Currently available base variant Cayenne weighs almost 4,500 lb (2041 kg), expect the upcoming model to be 220 lb (100 kg) lighter.

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Talking about the looks, it's still early to create an image in our head. However, we can expect the design to be inspired by the Macan and 2017 Panamera Sport Turismo. The rear section of the car was most camouflaged, mostly by the snow. We are expecting some drastic changes on the rear of the vehicle. We can already notice elongated taillights, and this should help in making the car look sportier.

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Some people find the interiors of Cayenne to be cluttered. Expect this to change as the 2018 model will most likely imitate the interiors of next-gen Panamera that is due to be unveiled this year. The infotainment system and the connectivity option will also improved.

Several reports suggests the the new model will carry over the same powertrain options that includes a range on V6 and V8 engines. However, we can't rule out the new range of Porsche's 3.0 litre twin turbocharged engines to find its way on the Cayenne. The hybrid system is also expected to be offered this time.

The new Porsche Cayenne will be unveiled next year as the 2018 model.

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