Porsche is readying the 2024 Cayenne for its launch at the Auto Shanghai next week. Now, the German carmaker has released a new teaser campaign ahead of the luxury SUV’s launch.
What’s new on the 2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift?
While the exterior changes are far and few and not too drastic, there is one change that makes the car stand out. Yes, these are the new HD Matrix headlamps. These headlight clusters consist of 16,384 individual micro LEDs that are placed on an area as small as a thumbnail. Further, the micro LEDs are independently controllable as well. Four such clusters are used in total – two per headlamp. Porsche claims that the high beam of the lights can illuminate the road ahead up to 2000 feet and the light gets a non dazzling function that prevents blinding the oncoming traffic.
It is also claimed by Porsche that these new lights are much more efficient than before as only the lights that are needed are turned on. The lights also come with a DRL and triple LED setup for the courtesy lighting and the auxiliary high beam.
Towards the back, the new Cayenne will get a new light bar, updated graphics and a relocated license plate that is reminiscent of the Cayenne Coupe.
Powertrain of the new Porsche Cayenne facelift
For the 2024 Cayenne, Porsche has bumped up the power outputs of all the available engines. These include a turbo 3.0-liter V6 rated at 349 HP and 368 lb-ft. along with a larger twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 that develops 468 HP and 442 lb-ft. The latter will be offered in the Cayenne S in lieu of the V6 while the base 3.0-liter has gained 14 HP and 37 lb-ft.
Meanwhile the top of the range Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT will belt out 651 HP and 627 lb-ft. This is a bump of 20 HP. Porsche will offer an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to all the wheels. There will also be electrified models that get larger 25.9 kWh battery packs instead of the 17.9 kWh units of the current cars. Another key update for the hybrid cars is the inclusion of an 11 kW onboard charger.
In the Chinese market, Porsche plans to offer a 2.0-liter four-cylinder model to fall in smaller tax slabs.