Although it's only been a few years since the current Porsche Cayenne was introduced, Porsche seems to be working on a midcycle update for its big SUV possibly in time to welcome the smaller Macan. As seen in these recent spy shots, it looks like the Cayenne will be getting a minor face- and butt-lift, but it's hard to say what other changes are in store or when the updated model will hit showrooms.

Up front, expect the Cayenne's new face to resemble what was just revealed on the 2014 Panamera, and we could also see this SUV using some of the new engines introduced on the Panamera including the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 or maybe even the E-Hybrid model. We're guessing that the new Cayenne could debut sometime next year likely for the 2015 model year. In the meantime, check out the gallery of spy shots above.


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      Beardinals
      • 1 Year Ago
      Like all Porsches - impossible to tell any difference without overlaying images of old and new designs.
      rywie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe I need a microscope to see the molecular facelift.
      ravenosa
      • 1 Year Ago
      These things look so cheap and generic in person (though, not a big fan of jacked up, overweight station wagons, let alone Porsche making one of these pigs). At least it has a nice interior and the Porsche badge. That must amount to something...
        Noah
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ravenosa
        Ahh yes. Another "it's just a badge" comment. And as an extension of that logic... every vehicle is "just a badge". These are the comments Autoblog commenters are so fond of making. Contrary to this obviously popular belief, people who are spending $108,750 on vehicles like the Cayenne Turbo are actually quite discriminating in their tastes. I've not once met a person who can afford such an expense who is as mentally retarded as you make them out to be. And it goes without saying that you've never driven a vehicle of this caliber, so your commentary is literally baseless.
          modalita
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Noah
          It\'s a nice SUV with a Porsche badge. A real Porsche has 2 doors and is fast as hell, and breeds envy in others (Cayman, newer model Boxster and 911).
          Cayman
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Noah
          It\'s not my thing, but it\'s more than just a nice SUV with a badge. And if sellling these SUV\'s allows Porsche to continue to build Caymans, the 918, 228 different flavors of a 911 and get back into facory racing then I\'m all for it.
      Street King
      • 1 Year Ago
      I could have tripped over it in a parking lot and wouldn\'t have even known
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have looked at these photos twice now and literally can't see anything new or different.
      Chuggowitz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is this supposed to look... different?
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      2015? good Lord ...
        Ian
        • 1 Year Ago
        @miketim1
        Yeah, but in car years that's like a couple months away
      Luis A. Martinez
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the Lamborghini prototype starting to run around,Cayenne is way to new to get any update
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't tell that much when they're using stickers for the headlights/tailights.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not to denigrate those folks who like this kind of thing, but I still find the concept of an uber fast cuv/SUV kind of strange.
        Noah
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Yeah it is kind of a strange concept... but the more I drive ordinary SUV's, the more I can't stand not being able to move it in a hurry... or pitch it into turns like I feel like I should be able to. We have a Highlander that's FWD and it moves like molasses when you're up over 80mph on the freeway. The brakes also leave a lot to be desired at that speed. Every time I drive it, it leaves me wanting something that's actually capable like a Cayenne Turbo, BMW X3 35, or X5 M.
      Todd Gilbert
      • 1 Year Ago
      Eh its ok - the only real difference I spot is the position of the LED DRLs. A few months ago I bought a 04' Cayenne S and regardless of what other people say, they aren't that fast or even very comfortable. Yes its quick for a SUV if you really floor it - but the transmission doesn’t like shifting and the power band is a bit high in the rev-range. It’s a great car for the $17K I bought it for (with only 60K on the clock too) - but a big part of me regrets not buying a 03-05 Range Rover (with the BMW V8) instead.
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