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2018 Porsche Cayenne prototypes playing in the Alps

22 June 2016

Porsche have updated the Cayenne for the 2017 MY, but a new generation with new technology is coming next year.

The prototypes have been caught in motion somewhere in the Alps, as the Germans conduct various tests on their full-sized SUV. Recent reports indicate that the next Cayenne will be underpinned by the VW Group’s MLB platform that already supports the new Audi Q7. The platform should allow the SUV to drop up to 200kg off its total weight, while improving rigidity.

A selection of new engines, which include the 2.9-liter V6 turbo, 3.6-liter V8 and 4.0-liter V8, are expected to be used, as well as a diesel mill and a plug-in hybrid (combining a 3.0-liter internal combustion unit and an electric motor.)

Looks are expected to reflect those of the Macan, and from the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept.  Inside the car, most physical buttons have been dropped and their functions will be accessible through the larger (12 or 13 inch) infotainment system’s display.