It hasn’t been long since Porsche updated the Cayenne and yet, the brand is already working on an all-new model. Going by the recent reports, the next-gen Cayenne will be introduced later next year and while the exact details are unknown for now, one can expect some pretty impressive upgrades for this high-performance SUV.
The 2018 Cayenne is being developed using the Volkswagen Group’s MLB SUV platform. The platform already underpins the latest-gen Audi Q7 which means Porsche’s iteration will make use of a blend of aluminium, carbon fibre and ultrahigh-strength steel. This will not only make the 2018 Cayenne lighter but also provide more rigidity compared to the existing model.
Engine wise, Porsche is expected to introduce a fairly new range including the 4-litre V8 and 3.6-litre V8, as well as a turbocharged 2.9-litre V6. This next-gen model will also get a plug-in hybrid system with a 3-litre engine as the part of the powertrain. Besides these, there will be a range of diesel engine options for markets including India.
Even though it’s been around for quite some time now the Porsche Cayenne is still doing well in the premium SUV segment. So much so that it is the bestselling Porsche model here in India. The 2018 model, then, is only bound to take things forward with a delightful blend of driving thrills and everyday practicality.