Porsche is preparing a deep update for the Cayenne, its most commercially successful model, which sold 95,600 copies last year. It is already known that the crossover will seriously shake up the chassis, and the Cayenne S version will also receive a 4.0-liter V8 instead of a “turbo-six” (everything is right – it’s 2023 in the yard, and Porsche is increasing the displacement of the engine!). A full-fledged premiere will take place on April 18 at the Shanghai Motor Show, and now the salon has been declassified. And somewhere we have already seen this.
So, with the update, the interior of the Cayenne will be very similar to the decoration of the Taycan electric car. It is he who is now a trendsetter in the modernization of the lineup. For example, it is known that the updated 911 will also receive a curved 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster display and will be offered with an electrified power plant for the first time. At the crossover, the new “tidy” can have up to seven information display modes.
The first thing that catches your eye is the passenger touch screen, which previously remained the prerogative of the Taykan, but now it will also be available as an option for the Cayenne. Its diagonal is 10.9 inches, and a special film limits the viewing angle: the far screen is not visible from the driver’s seat, so you can watch movies on it even on the move. The central screen of the PCM (Porsche Communication Management) multimedia system is larger than that of an electric car: 12.3 inches versus 10.9.
The central tunnel is completely new: the “automatic” selector is now located to the right of the instrument panel (another “electromobility” solution), thanks to which it was possible to free up space for an additional compartment for small luggage and a new “climate” control unit. However, unlike the Taykan, the updated crossover is not fully touch-sensitive and has five toggle switches.
A steering wheel with thinner spokes and a road mode selector (it will be standard for the Cayenne) is unified with the 911, and the designers also abandoned thin horizontal air duct slats (the Taikan does not have them either). A cooled compartment for a smartphone with inductive charging has appeared in the central tunnel (the temperature is chosen in such a way as to keep the smartphone battery in optimal condition; the charging power reaches 15 W). There will also be four additional USB-C connectors (two in the front and two in the rear) with support for fast charging.
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