The next-generation Porsche Cayenne has been spied again this week, but this time wearing almost no disguise bar the cartoonish stickers on the head- and tail-lights.
The overall design is more of the same from the German marque, but it appears the front of the new SUV draws inspiration from the smaller Macan, while the rear is similar to that of the recently-launched Panamera Sport Turismo wagon.
Although not confirmed, it’s believed the new Cayenne will be underpinned by the Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform for front- and all-wheel drive vehicles with longitudinally-mounted engines – meaning it will have a lot in common with the Bentley Bentayga, Audi Q7, and the next-gen Volkswagen Touareg.
Earlier spy images of the new Cayenne’s interior show that the new version will borrow much of its design from the latest Panamera, including the 12.3-inch Porsche Connect infotainment system, which features Apple CarPlay and numerous connected online functions.
In terms of powertrains, the new SUV should feature a similar engine range to the Panamera, including turbocharged six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel units.
Earlier this year news broke that the flagship variant would feature the 500kW/850Nm plug-in hybrid system that debuted in the Panamera S E-Hybrid, which combines a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor. A less potent hybrid, simply dubbed E-Hybrid, featuring the company’s 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 and an electric motor is also likely to be offered.
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