Porsche was first rumored to be working on a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Cayenne over a year ago. However, we had never seen it, until now. The new model was caught almost completely undisguised while testing. In another stroke of luck, we got a glimpse of the upcoming facelift for Porsche's SUV (pictured above) as well.

According to the spy shooter, it was windy during the cars' cold weather testing. The cover blew off of the facelifted Cayenne, and there was enough time to snap these pictures before it could be hidden again. The changes are all quite minor but jive with what we saw the last time it was spied. The rear still wears some cladding but is expected to be hiding lights similar to the Macan.

The second gallery shows off the upcoming Cayenne PHEV. It looks nearly identical to the standard model, except for the extra panel on the driver's side of the car that hides the electric port. One image even shows the car plugged in. The new version is expected to use the same supercharged 3.0-liter V6 and 9.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with a combined 416 horsepower and 435 pound-feet of torque from the Panamera S E-Hybrid. We enjoyed the system when we tested it last year. It's rumored to debut on the SUV sometime this year.


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      unusuald
      • 9 Months Ago
      but the hybrid electric is smart
      bystickel
      • 9 Months Ago
      http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6047/6267031210_3fd16b3768_b.jpgorsche's designers do an OK job updating one of the greatest automotive designs, little by little, every few years, with the 911... ...but updating and revising designs is easy. It's coming up with timeless design that's so difficult. When Porsche has had to create something from new, they're almost always ugly. 914, 924, 928, Panamera, all the SUVs. Ugly. And this one continues the trend. Who thinks those grilles look good?
      Vwfanatic
      • 9 Months Ago
      WOW, a Touareg with lipstick, much better than the old pig.
      Britt Benston
      • 9 Months Ago
      As an owner of a recent model Cayanne, I'm glad I didn't get the new "facelift!" Looks like a bass mouth.
      thedriveatfive
      • 9 Months Ago
      Looks the same to me.
      knightrider_6
      • 9 Months Ago
      You are telling me that this is not the old model? Can't tell the difference.
      Ryan
      • 9 Months Ago
      Or was it plugged in to validate the block heater and make sure it functions properly?
      transpower
      • 9 Months Ago
      The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S -E Hybrid will be my next vehicle. It will have both great performance and great fuel economy!
      FREEPAT75014
      • 9 Months Ago
      I hope not another ridiculous < $100K that NOBODY WANTS. German cars owners PHEV need is for a battery > current 24-30KWH full EVs capacity, ideally > 40KWH to minimize the number of full charges required per week, and a pricetag < €60K including luxury pack options, w/ transparent electric roof and metal paint.
      icerabbit
      • 9 Months Ago
      What's under the other half a dozen covers in the parking lot ???
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