The facelifted Porsche Cayenne looks that it will be in for a likely reveal at the Paris motor show in October.
The new Cayenne will get a new rear-end design, with slimmer tail-light clusters and the rear bumper has also been redesigned to look slimmer. Divided visually into sections, the lower part now encloses the twin exhaust pipes between a pseudo diffuser.
The re-profiled bonnet now stretches between both wing tops, with its leading edge running the full width of space between the new headlight designs. The new front bumper also appears to be a little deeper than that of the current model, with the main grille and side intakes subtly reshaped. Overall, the Cayenne’s chin will be lower, eliminating the ‘amphibious vehicle’ look of the current car.
Under the bonnet, a new-generation hybrid system based on the type used in the Panamera is expected, as well as a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine added to the engine line-up.
The Cayenne SUV is now approaching its fourth birthday and thus is nearing replacement. The next-generation Cayenne will be based on Volkswagen Group's MSB platform. This is currently under development by Porsche but will also be used for the forthcoming Bentley SUV, which will launch in global markets in 2016.
The all-new third generation Cayenne is likely to follow the Bentley SUV's international launch, going on sale in late 2016.