As it turns out, the Panamera is not the only Porsche model that’s been on the market longer than the new 911 that’s being prepped for a facelift. Shortly after Stuttgart made the 2014 Panamera official today, our spies sent these shots of a very lightly camouflaged Cayenne prototype with some mild cosmetic tweaks.
Much like the 2014 Panamera, the Cayenne, which should arrive in the market late next year as a 2015 model, will receive new headlamps and taillights that in this prototype, are covered over with faux decals, as well as a redesigned front and a re-profiled rear bumper with a new diffuser.
We could also see new wheels and some minor interior improvements making their way on the production model.
Since the Panamera and Cayenne share the same engines, it’s only logical to assume that Porsche’s updated mid-size crossover will surely gain the new 3.0-litre bi-turbo V6 gasoline unit with 414hp (420PS) and 520 Nm (383.5 lb-ft) of torque replacing the naturally aspirated V8, and possibly the 410hp plug-in hybrid V6 powerplant, both of which were introduced on the 2014 Panamera.
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