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New Porsche Cayenne – All the Details

The latest from Porsche regarding the new Cayenne for Australia

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UPDATE: Turbo E-Hybrid added as most powerful Cayenne ever

Added as the new Cayenne approaches its Australian release, the 2024 Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid becomes Porsche’s most powerful large SUV ever.

It’s also rather expensive at $288,400 in wagon form, and $297,200 in coupe trim (both before on-road costs).

Under the bonnet is a V8-based plug-in hybrid powertrain developing 544kW and 950Nm. Keeping the 22-inch alloys in contact with the road is a twin-chamber air suspension system with 18-way adaptive dampers.

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April 2023: Porsche has pulled the wraps off the facelifted 2024 Cayenne large SUV at Auto Shanghai and, despite a fairly familiar face, the brand says there are huge changes underneath.


  • Refreshed interior with bigger, better, more screens
  • Australian range headlined by 544kW Turbo E-Hybrid
  • Twin-turbo V8 replaces V6 in Cayenne S
  • E-Hybrid gets 45% bigger battery pack

“It’s one of the most extensive product upgrades in the history of Porsche,” said Michael Schätzle, vice president of the Cayenne product line.

These upgrades affect the suspension, with adaptive dampers as standard, while there are upgraded powertrains with more electric driving range, an overhauled interior featuring a passenger touchscreen, and refined exterior styling.

Outside, the new Cayenne’s changes aren’t drastic. Instead, Porsche has subtly tweaked the Cayenne with more aggressive front arches, a new bonnet, and advanced matrix LED headlights.

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You can now pair blue wheels with yellow calipers on the Cayenne Turbo GT

Confirmed for Australian launch in the third quarter of 2023 (July-September inclusive), the local Porsche Cayenne line-up will span $140,200 and $366,200 before on-road costs and options.

Five variants are coming to Australia, the base Cayenne, Cayenne E-Hybrid, Cayenne S (now V8-powered), with flagship duties shared between the Turbo GT coupe and Turbo E-Hybrid. All but the Turbo GT are available in wagon or coupe body styles.

The Cayenne’s range simplification sees the GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S E-Hybrid dropped from the local line-up.


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2024 Porsche Cayenne pricing

The Porsche Cayenne range is now $5900 dearer to get into, while the flagship Turbo GT has seen the most extreme price increase. At $366,200, it’s $14,300 more expensive than before.

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2024 Porsche Cayenne features

One of the standout features of the new Cayenne is the HD Matrix LED headlamps, which feature 32,000 digital pixels per light so the auto high-beams don’t dazzle oncoming traffic.

As we saw in earlier teases, the new Cayenne’s cabin lifts many cues from the all-electric Taycan, including gearshift placement, a high-tech steering wheel, and more touchscreens.

There is now a generous 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster that, again like the Taycan’s, is curved and set into the dash. It’s teamed with a 12.3-inch central touchscreen. Within the software is the ability to download native Spotify and Apple Music applications.

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In front of the passenger, the new Cayenne can be fitted with a 10.9-inch touchscreen display for performance display and on-the-move entertainment. A film that prevents the driver from seeing the screen is fitted to minimise distractions.

Added standard equipment includes
Matrix LED headlights Tinted matrix LED headlights on Turbo GT
Adaptive suspension on Cayenne and Cayenne E-Hybrid 20-inch alloy wheels on Cayenne and E-Hybrid
Wireless Smartphone charging Active parking support with 360 camera
Ventilated front seats for Cayenne S Soft-close doors on Cayenne Turbo GT


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Engine and drivetrain

For 2024, the Cayenne S ditches its 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 in favour of a reworked 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol producing 349kW and 600Nm – up 25kW and 50Nm, dropping the 0-100km/h sprint by three tenths to 4.7 seconds.

The E-Hybrid powertrain has been heavily upgraded, too, with its battery swelling by 45 per cent to 25.9kWh. Porsche is yet to homologate its electric-only driving range, but expect it to climb from 42-44km to approximately 55-65km. The charging speed has increased to 11kW AC.

A new electric motor features with its output jumping from 100kW to 130kW – the Cayenne E-Hybrid now produces a 346kW peak (+6kW).

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At the entry-level, the Cayenne’s 3.0-litre V6 now develops 10kW and 50Nm more, at 260kW and 500Nm.

The new E-Hybrid is able to hit 100km/h from rest in 3.7 seconds and will go onto a 295km/h top speed. A new 130kW electric motor joins a heavily reworked 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 (441kW) under the bonnet for 544kW/950Nm total outputs.

Finally, the flagship Turbo GT performance grade hasn’t been left alone, its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 churning out an extra 14kW for 485kW/850Nm. Its 0-100km/h sprint remains unchanged at 3.3 seconds.

As before, every Cayenne in the line-up drives all-four wheels via an eight-speed torque converter automatic.

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Now standard on every variant is Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) or, put simply, adaptive dampers.

The base Cayenne and Cayenne S sit on steel springs as standard, while the E-Hybrid and Turbo GT get new twin-chamber active air suspension. Air suspension is optional on the lower trims.

The Cayenne’s dampers are also new, with separate valves for rebound and compression to better isolate the forces. This means Porsche can tune in a more comfortable low-speed ride, without sacrificing roll stability at high speeds.

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The facelifted 2024 Porsche Cayenne is available to order now at Porsche dealerships. Australian deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2023 ( (July to September inclusive).


John LAW