The second generation of Cayenne models was introduced by Porsche in 2010. It faced a huge hit of development and by 2013; there was everything in Cayenne model, from diesel to hybrids. Time has come for yet another upgrade and facelift after a major one in 2015. This time around, the German giants of automobile manufacturing are going to introduce one stunning avatar of their Cayenne in the form of new 2018 Porsche Cayenne. Currently, the model is undergoing rigorous tests under harsh conditions to check the stability and other features of the car.
2018 Porsche Cayenne – Design Improvements
Front fascia shows signs of impending refinement of curves and sharp edges. Headlights and the edges around those lights of 2018 Porsche Cayenne will obviously be smoothened. Designing will look extremely new and off the books. Grille design has been under a scanner and will be modified too. It is expected to be bigger and will be coming with vents on either side of it. Fog lamps have an interesting position between these vents and head lamps.
Sides will be having pretty much the same outlook and body as the current outgoing model. The body line is mild as before and will be running throughout the body below the waistline across the doors. The only change that can be expected is that this line is going to be aggressive. Side view mirrors are somewhat longer than the outgoing model.
In order to keep up with the evolved front side, a rear side of 2018 Porsche Cayenne will also undergo several changes in order to completely keep up with the design. Tail lamps will obviously have a futuristic design. Maybe they will come with a different shape altogether, which may be a bit rounder. An enhancement in their sizes can be expected as well.
2018 Porsche Cayenne – Engine Options
New 2018 Porsche Cayenne is expected to use the same drivetrain as with the current model. This would be a 3.6-liter V6 that has enough juice in order to kick out 330 hp along with 295 lb. ft. of torque. Das from zero to 62 mph can be clocked at 7.3 seconds and the engine is a fighter enough to deliver a top speed of 142 mph.
Another engine option that is a probable one can be a 3.6-liter unit which has higher amounts of power production. With 420 hp, this engine is fast enough to clock zero to 62 mph dash within 5.2 seconds and have a top speed of 161 mph. An upgraded version of this engine would produce 440 hp along with 442 lb. ft. of torque. This one will have a time of 4.9 seconds in order to clock 62 mph and the top speed of 163 mph.
Turbo is also available with a 4.8-liter V8 engine that has enough muscle to pump out 520 hp. This engine with better figures can achieve 62 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 173 mph. A hybrid option of 3.0-liter V6 with a supercharger is also available with an electric motor and 416 hp. This one can touch 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph.
2018 Porsche Cayenne – Competition and Price
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is expected to be contested by BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE, both of which have great engines. Prices are expected to start at $59,000, go up to $63,000 and $78,000 for hybrids and top out at $158,500 with the Turbo S.