New spy shots have emerged of the next-gen Porsche Cayenne as it undergoes development work.

While the updated version of the Cayenne is still in its infancy, Porsche is already hard at work on the next-gen model. Details regarding the new Cayenne are few and far between. What we do know, however, is that the new Cayenne will ride on an entirely new chassis. The chassis will be a shortened version of Volkswagen Group’s MLB SUV platform. The same platform is being used on the 2015 Audi Q7 and will also be used in a future Bentley SUV.

This new chassis architecture means the new Cayenne will be around 220 pounds lighter than the previous generation Cayenne. This is due mostly to the construction of the chassis. The chassis uses a combination of aluminum, carbon fiber and ultra high strength steel to save weight.

As far as exterior styling is concerned, expect the Cayenne to make many cues from the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept as well as the Macan crossover.

The next-gen Porsche Cayenne is expected to release sometime in late 2017 and will be sold as a 2018 model year vehicle.

After we brought you the very first shots of the new Porsche Cayenne, shot from a long distance just recently, we can now as well bring you the clearest shots to date! The updated Cayenne SUV has been recently introduced, but the carmaker already works on the all-new model. According to the latest reports, the new-generation should become available sometime in 2017 as the 2018 Porsche Cayenne. The exact details are unknown for now, but we have found out that the manufacturer prepares some exciting changes for the stylish and luxurious SUV.
It’s known that the 2018 Porsche Cayenne will definitely get a new underpinning. This will be the Volkswagen Group’s MLB SUV platform, or more precisely the shortened version. The platform already “works” with the 2015 Audi Q7 and it will be implemented to the future Bently SUV, so we know some specific details. The architecture involves a combination of aluminium, carbon fibre and ultrahigh-strength steel, which will make the 2018 Cayenne lighter around 220 pounds, and more important, it will improve its rigidity.
These are the first spy-shots showing the exterior styling of the new-generation Cayenne. And they confirm that the carmaker plans to involve lots of details from the Porsche’s Panamera Sport Turismo concept, and some cues from the new smaller Macan crossover. This way, the future design will get an amazing clamshell hood, or eventually a concept’s C-shaped fender vent, as well as the more aggressive bodylines. The interior will receive a complete redesign, while there should be some infotainment and safety changes too.
Porsche’s engine department will provide several interesting engines. There will be a 4.0-litre V8 and 3.6-litre V8, as well as a turbocharged 2.9-litre V6. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne will also get a plug-in hybrid system with a 3.0-litre engine as the part of the powertrain. The European model will get a diesel engine too.

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