• Jul 28, 2006
British car mag Auto Express snagged spy shots of the updated Porsche Cayenne that's coming later this year. While the bodywork remains generally unchanged, a new front fascia and a mildly revised rear are in the cards for Stuttgart's SUV.
In front, new headlights take up residence above a revised bumper that now features round integrated foglights (as opposed to the square supplemental lights on the current car). The front overhang is lower, too, increasing pedestrian safety while simultaneously improving the overall look.

In back, the most noticable change is the new, more rounded taillamp shape. This particular change is welcomed, as it helps alleviate some of the blandness that afflicts the current car's rear end. They could have (or maybe should have) gone even further, but for that, it looks like we'll have to wait for the next redo. What appears to be a new rear bumper better integrates the exhaust outlets and finally, a new roof spoiler has been added to the mix.

The official unveiling later this year will show us how the new Cayenne stacks up against its cousins, the VW Touareg and Audi Q7, in the looks department. These changes, though subtle, should help quite a bit.

[Source: Auto Express via German Car Blog]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope it is more that a facelift. I was so unimpressed when I was in one. Tight, cramped, over stuffed, pedestrian ride...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Porsche should stick to building great sports cars. There are several more attractive and better built SUVs on the market. I actually think that VW did a better job with the Q7.
      • 8 Years Ago
      LOL, the back looks like the Volvo SUV
      • 8 Years Ago
      in the looks department, why even compare? I own a touareg (my family does :P) and it's not 1/3 as sensual, although clean and luxurious looking as a cayenne.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The new rear lights look like Volvo. For all the money that one pays for a Cayenne, you would think that Porsche could have come up with a better designed vehicle, as it has a lot to be desired
      • 8 Years Ago
      is the back end disguised to make people think it's a volvo?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Everytime I see one of these things drive by I say to myself "There goes some clueless poser who's money is going to go into develop REAL porsches".