2015 Porsche Cayenne looks even better now. Bad boy has been redesigned.
2015 Porsche Cayenne showed its face in the middle of 2014, but we have to recall that the second generation of the highly appreciated Porsche SUV Cayenne hit the markets back in 2010. With the new design embossed in the best wind tunnels in the world, the Cayenne reached the markets with a lightweight chassis, new suspension design, updated engines, more streamlined exterior and wonderfully and luxuriously decorated interior.
While the car just continues to follow the path of the first generation introduced in 2002, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne brought many novelties to the world of mid-sized SUVs. In motoring press it is titled as the best “driving” SUV ever and its engines were declared most efficient taking into account their power and their fuel consumption. Developed on an all new architecture, the second generation Cayenne was built with extensive use of magnesium and aluminum. The end result is a vehicle almost 500 lbs lighter in comparison with the outgoing first generation. Significant weight loss heavily influenced driving characteristics but Porsche suggests that off road capabilities remained the same as before. After four years on the market, Porsche unveiled the redesigned model. Basic “curvy” shape remained the same but with a few noticeable differences.
By elongating the engine cover and slightly redesigning front bumpers, Porsche designers succeeded to make Cayenne a bit more appealing. Turbo version differs from the S and S E-Hybrid by slightly bigger air intakes and different looking fog lights. Also, standard equipment for every model includes bi-xenon lights, while the top notch Turbo features a full LED lights. Besides better efficiency and more precise lightning, LED lights look much better and cooler in comparison with the bi-xenon lights.
The rear end features some novelties too. The lights have been significantly altered. Instead of rounded edges, the light became much sharper and it a bit narrower. All of this made Cayenne much more muscular. Critics would say – just what it needed. It is not hard to see that the first gen model was much more aggressive than the second gen vehicle, but the redesigned model just got an “update” and it looks much more serious, just like tough guys that buy it like.
The interior was only slightly modified. New leather upholstery is available, but the real novelty is a three spoke steering wheel that looks almost the same as the steering wheel from the notorious Porsche 918 Spyder.
Besides redesigning the exterior (and a bit of the interior), the new Porsche Cayenne brought a whole new engine onto the scene. A 3.6 liter V6 with turbocharger is the newest engine in the Cayenne range. Porsche developed an engine producing 420 HP and 50 Nm more than the 4.8 liter naturally aspirated V8 that it replaces. This engine powers Cayenne S, while the Cayenne Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 4.8 liter V8. Although the Cayenne Turbo is the most expensive in the range, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the second most expensive (costing $40k less than Turbo). The base version is powered by a 3 liter diesel engine.
All in all, the Cayenne remained one of the most impressive SUVs in the world, with technology that would put shame even on some sports cars.