On the finish of March, we bought our first take a look at the inside of the refreshed Porsche Cayenne. The midlife replace for model-year 2024 was notable as a result of Porsche has put some buttons and different bodily controls again the place they belong, after the all-touchscreen dalliance that’s the Taycan electrical automobile. This night, the German automaker confirmed off the remainder of the 2024 Cayenne and launched some technical particulars, together with what seems like an honest improve to the plug-in hybrid model.
As is generally the case with a midlife replace, there’s new styling for the Cayenne entrance finish that on this case contains new headlight clusters in addition to a brand new entrance bumper and hood. The taillights and rear fascia are additionally new, and Porsche has added three new colours, together with a pair of metallic blues.
There have been some extra important modifications beneath the pores and skin of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, the plug-in variant that for 2024 will begin at $91,700.
There is a new, extra highly effective electrical motor and bigger capability battery pack than those discovered within the Cayenne E-Hybrid we examined in 2019. Electrical energy has elevated 30 %, from 134 hp (100 kW) to 174 hp (130 kW), and battery capability will increase from a gross capability of 17.9 kWh to 25.9 kWh.
And that battery fees sooner when plugged in, because of a extra highly effective 11 kW onboard inverter that reduces charging time to as little as 2.5 hours.
This could see a significant bump within the Cayenne E-Hybrid’s electric-only vary, which was about 22 miles (35 km) once we examined a 2019 mannequin. An official EPA electric-only vary, in addition to different gas financial system information, ought to be out there nearer to the Cayenne’s arrival this summer season.
The E-Hybrid’s V6 engine has additionally been tweaked a little bit and now generates 348 hp (260 kW) and 368 lb-ft (499 Nm). The mixed output is 463 hp (345 kW). The revised V6 can be present in the usual Cayenne, which begins at $79,200. However the V6 is absent from the refreshed Cayenne S (beginning at $97,500)—as an alternative, this mannequin makes use of a twin-turbo V8 once more.
All three fashions—Cayenne, Cayenne S, and Cayenne E-Hybrid—ought to be extra comfy SUVs now, as Porsche is becoming new two-valve dampers as customary.
Sadly, the top-spec Cayenne is now not the bonkers Turbo S E-Hybrid that so amused us again in 2020—now that honor goes to the not-at-all-hybrid Turbo GT.