Porsche Updates Cayenne For 2017MY

Following the introduction of the new entry-level Macan with a turbo’d four-banger, Porsche has announced some updates for its largest SUV too, the Cayenne.

First introduced in the facelifted 911 (991 II) and offered as standard across the range, the new-generation of the brand’s PCM (Porsche Communication Management) infotainment system has arrived on the Cayenne and it’s offered at no extra cost, working together with a high-res 7-inch touchscreen.

Porsche claims the redesigned user interface is “smartphone-like” and “enables operation that is intuitive“. The relevant menu contents, which can be controlled by the driver using multi-touch gestures, are shown when the proximity sensor detects a user input.

Bluetooth, USB and SD card interfaces are available and so is the Apple CarPlay connectivity. There is also a new navigation model, offered as standard, which promises high-res map display and 3D representations in some regions; this can be started using voice control.

Coming at an extra cost is the Connect Plus module, which improves dynamic orientation with real-time traffic info. Google Street View, Google Earth, new Porsche Connect App, Wi-Fi hotspot and the familiar Car Connect App are found on the 2017 Cayenne too.


  • Bo Hanan

    The owners manual to work all those buttons must be huge.

    • An Existing Person

      They are indeed. My wife’s Cayenne S’s manual has 379 pages in it, not including additionals such as the repair manual. Also, a notable mention, if you opt out for not choosing some options on the car, some buttons will be missing, and will make you feel guilt for going cheaper.