Porsche's new 2024 Cayenne has been revealed a little earlier than planned, thanks to its own infotainment marketing shots showing the car in the dash display.
Of course, it might also have been deliberate...
The images, posted to Instagram, show what has long been expected of the new SUV, with Taycan-inspired lights standing out at the front end, above a wide grille with a pair of fins delineating the outboard intakes.
At the rear, a streamlined light bar is on show, again drawing inspiration from the Taycan and the brand's hero 911 sports car.
The new Cayenne's shape is otherwise familiar, as all new Porsche models tend to be.
Watch for the new Cayenne to make its big debut this month, and get all of the latest official news in our earlier story below.
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March 30: The updated interior of the 2024 Porsche Cayenne has been revealed ahead of its full debut in April.
- 2024 Porsche Cayenne interior revealed
- New all-digital instrument cluster; passenger display; revised cabin design
- Updated luxury SUV to debut in April
With a world premiere set for April 18 at the 2023 Shanghai Auto Show in China, Porsche has provided an early glimpse at the facelifted luxury SUV’s cabin.
It is headlined by the addition of a slimmer, all-digital 12.65-inch curved instrument cluster similar to the Taycan, replacing the previous hooded unit.
This means the Cayenne is the first internal-combustion Porsche to omit the brand’s trademark analogue tachometer and a display on either side, in a move expected to be followed by the all-electric Macan and 718.
It supports seven display views, including a night vision view and a classic mode to digitally mimic Porsche’s traditional five-tube instrument cluster.
As for the rest of the cabin, Porsche has added an optional interactive passenger display – again, borrowed from the Taycan.
It is a 10.9-inch touchscreen display, with a “special film across the screen” to ensure it isn’t visible from the driver’s seat. The unit supports various entertainment options, including video and music streaming.
The central 12.3-inch infotainment system supports a new in-car video function from aggregate streaming provider Screenhits TV and enhanced interaction with third-party voice control systems, such as Siri, to control vehicle functions.
Elsewhere, Porsche has fitted a new engine stop/start button, an updated dashboard layout, and louvre-less air conditioning vents for a more streamlined look.
There’s also a 911-derived steering wheel, a 15-watt wireless phone charger with cooling, additional USB-C ports, a repositioned shift-by-wire gear selector, and a simplified centre stack.
The facelifted 2024 Porsche Cayenne will feature a new "semi-active" chassis, designed to emphasise a wider range of capabilities between on-road and off-road driving – although it's unlikely we'll see any sudden mountain-dominating, Range Rover-rivalling talents debut with what is primarily a road-focused luxury SUV.
An all-electric Cayenne will follow in 2026, giving Porsche another important model in advance of Europe's 2035 ban on internal-combustion vehicles.