2018 Porsche Cayenne Surfaces Early With An Evolutionary Design

The first pictures of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne have surfaced online ahead of its official unveiling on August 29th.

Posted by Auto Express, the images reveal the redesigned crossover will have an evolutionary exterior that is instantly recognizable.

Starting up front, the model adopts a modestly revised grille with larger air intakes and slimmer LED daytime running lights. We can also see familiar headlights and a new hood.

Moving further back, the Cayenne has a sportier roofline and what appears to be a longer wheelbase. The rear quarter windows are also smaller than before and this help to give the crossover a more athletic appearance.

Of course, the biggest change occurs out back as the Cayenne adopts new taillights which are similar to the ones used on the Panamera Sport Turismo.

While the exterior styling will be familiar to previous Cayenne owners, the cabin is all-new and equipped with a number of high-tech features.

Once seated behind the three-spoke steering wheel, drivers will find themselves surrounded by leather upholstery, wood trim, and a new instrument cluster which appears two have two different digital displays. The cabin also boasts a massive widescreen infotainment system which resides above a new center console that has digital controls similar to those on the Panamera.

Details will be announced next week but the Cayenne is expected to be powered by a variety of different engines sourced from the Panamera. At launch, we can expect a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 developing 330 hp (246 kW) and 331 lb-ft (448 Nm) of torque as well as a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 churning out 440 hp (328 kW) and 405 lb-ft (548 Nm) of torque. They will eventually be joined by additional options including a plug-in hybrid unit.

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  • ZYGIUS

    Current exterior and interior, except tail light, looks way better. Looks like a small facelift, not a new generation

    • John

      but carscoops said it’s evolutionary

    • Alex Rossi
    • Benjamin B.

      German… therefor next generation isn’t all that radical… maybe you should wait for the new Lamborghini crossover

    • Dennis James

      I disagree. Weird, messed-up headlight and taillight shapes (see BMW X5/X6/3-series/5-series fronts, Cayenne rears, etc.) are not trendy anymore – and I always hated them. Clean shapes are once again becoming popular (see the new Cayenne, new BMW Z4, 8-series, etc.)

  • Dennis Scipio

    The interior looks great, as for the outside especially the front end, it’s a love it or hate it kind of thing.

  • DuDE

    Not really feeling the effort Porsche has put into this..

  • Adi
    • Mark

      That’s just really stupid, since the DS7 just came out. Use some freaking logic. A lot of dumbasses love to comment on this site, but can never back up their BS reasoning with facts.

      • Dennis James

        The fact is, there is a resemblance, probably with no connection with the Porsche or viceversa. Anyway, you don’t have to freak out and behave like you are on hard drugs…

        • Mark

          Blah, blah. Come back to me when get some sense and actual facts. A fact is not your ignorant ass belief, based in subjectivity. Porsche designed this years ago, so that clears things up. Sounds like you are the one on drugs, if you believe you can argue in favor of that and Adi’s lazy comment. Get over it.

          • Mark

            Maybe he shouldn’t have said you sound like you’re on hard drugs, Mark. He really just should have asked you to get some help with your personal depression problem so you can interact socially again and won’t have to isolate yourself.

          • Mark

            Are you so butthurt, that I called a good amount of you out, on being dumb enough to believe a brand new Citroen was the inspiration for an already designed Porsche?

            Maybe a 24-hour psychiatric hold would fix that upset for you and Dennis. There is more trash here, than I even imagined in the first place. Please get some help as well, as you definitely need it even more than I ever would. 😉

          • I’mCallingYouOut
          • Mark

            Adding yourself to that list too? Keep it coming with your many aliases. Am I the one that’s pissed, someone else pointed out they are too stupid to use common sense and approach things with logic? Get over it, but if you can’t, that’s your own issue to deal with. Continue posting GIFs like a 12-year old schoolgirl, when you have no real point.

            #folkscannotdealwithbeingcorrectedwhenpainfullystupid

          • I’mCallingYouOut
  • The back looks quite dull…

  • eb110americana

    I see Porsche still struggles to translate athleticism to their Family Truckster. Maybe next time…

  • MRCLKBLACK

    Thats one hell of a double chin at the back

    • BobV12

      Lol yes I thought “chubby” when seeing it. But I like big butts <3

      • Rayeg

        Too much double chin back and sides under the doors, this one got ugly and more of a raised hatchback to me than an SUV

  • Kaisuke971

    The interior isn’t that different but looks more fresh and overall better, the exterior not so much. Meh, just get the Q7

    • Trim105

      They literally swapped the old interior for the Panamera’s interior (good decision) and I agree, the exterior design seems like a step backwards. Not the biggest fan of the Cayenne in general but the new front end just looks…strange and the back is too bulbous.

  • Akira

    Meh. And each generation it looks less like a SUV and more like a bloated wagon.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Porsche has barely changed that front end. You could say this was the current gen Cayenne (from the front precisely) and I would believe it. Not even 911 generations are that hard to differentiate. The only way I could tell this was brand new was if I saw the tailights.

  • baofe

    “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””Evolutionary”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

  • MPAMPIS
    • Galaxium

      The Levante and Ghibli are awful cars in their respective segments.

      • europeon

        Sour grapes.

        • Rayeg

          Cheap plastic inside with Chrysler parts, i’m not a jerk to pay $75k for a $35k non-premium Chrysler

          • europeon

            Sour grapes.

      • dragoneroscuro

        The Porsche Cayenne are very UGLY like hell

    • YUDHA BAGASKARA

      CRINGEY SUV THAT NO ONE WOULD BUY

  • An Existing Person

    It looks more sleek and elegant inside and out. I approve.

    • dragoneroscuro

      Ugly

  • salamOOn

    just like with panamera, i hate that touchscreen and glossy center console with sensor “buttons”….

  • alexxx

    apart from 911 Porsche cannot design exteriors…interior is another story…

    • Matthew Daraei

      What? How did you forget to mention 918!?

      • alexxx

        I forgot… :-)) but to be honest,neither 918 is thing of beauty…it has presence but design wise,nothing special…

        • Matthew Daraei

          Come on bro!!! 😀

          Would you please tell me how Porsche 918 is not properly designed?

  • Finally the first true design for Porsche Cayenne ,i know is a big facelift but is very cool inside and out !
    i don,t like the front and rear bumper !!

    • dragoneroscuro

      Very Ugly

  • enthusia

    i still can’t believe this is a redesign and not a refresh. what a let down, but then again i was never the target demo for this car. well, if it ain’t broke i guess…

  • M. Mark Stippich

    I am sure the differences will show more in a side-by-side comparison, yet to me it seems like a another VAG colder than the original design. The interior is the real beneficiary with the new design.

  • Jimbo

    If KIA sued Porsche for copying Sportage, I’m pretty sure they’d win.

  • Bash

    Not bad at all!

  • Matt

    Another new car that that once people see one on the road, or in a higher trim level, will really like it.

    A far more cohesive and attractive design than the 2nd Gen. Will look better once the air suspension is at maximum height too.

  • a rape baby of Lincoln-infinity-and-a-retarded-catfish threesome.

  • THE ANGLE OF THE CENTER STACK HAS A MINI-VAN VIBE TO IT.

  • Six_Tymes

    the minor details help make this look much better than before.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Can they SERIOUSLY not make an attractive looking Cayenne.

    I just can’t defend this anymore. The Alfa Stelvio has more sex appeal than this. And it’s three classes lower!

  • no25

    Evolutionary? Ha. No. Just a massive update to the current one – and not a good one may I add. Interior looks good, but I prefer the current one. The horizontal bars on the front grille take up the whole front; not a fan. Then, they’re interrupted by an oversized front camera/sensor.

  • “Evolutionary design”?? I’d rather say “Spot the difference”

  • Nordschleife

    I keep looking at this vehicle and I just reads generic. Almost like a Chinese knockoff. Maybe it’s this particular version but I just doesn’t appeal which oddly enough the current generation does.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    evolutionary? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • LexusGXman

    New trunk door, bumpers, and interior. That’s it? Zzzzzzz

  • dragoneroscuro

    UGLY

  • nastinupe

    Bottom line, if I owned a current generation Cayenne, I wouldn’t be knocking anyone over to get in line to trade mine in for this.

    It’s an improvement, but not by much.

  • Mark

    Disappointed.

  • Benjamin B.

    The electronic parking brake:(

  • Benjamin B.

    I really can’t tell what has been changed. This is really not revolutionary at all. Very conservative design overall.

  • Dennis James

    Well, when did Porsche come out with a revolutionary design ? All their designs are evolutionary. But it looks quite good anyway.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    I like the second generation. This one looks like a mid season facelift. Meh

  • Ali

    Disappointing to say the least.

  • OSM CHAÎNE

    WHER’S THE NEW IN THIS CAYENNE

  • KidRed

    Looks like a less curvy Infiniti. Meh.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    It’s been Panamerafied

  • Karl

    The back looks like a Lincoln MKC.

  • Mark S

    Yawn. It looks like a Chinese knock-off of a Cayenne.

  • Igor Brezovic

    wait a minute…that’s NEW?

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