"We have completely redeveloped our successful model. It has been visibly and tangibly improved and perfected in all respects," Porsche chairman Oliver Blume said in a statement. "The Cayenne has also been digitalized and networked throughout to give it a forward-thinking design."
Porsche not only massaged the driving dynamics of an already sporty SUV, it bolstered the Cayenne's tech features to bring it in line with a new generation of competitors.
The third generation Cayenne is expected to arrive in US showrooms in mid-2018.
Here's a closer look at the 2019 Porsche Cayenne and its many features.
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne starts at $65,700 while the Cayenne S starts at $82,900.
Fold down the rear seats and it's positively cavernous.
With the rear seats up, the Cayenne's cargo capacity is up 15% to 27.19 cubic feet.
The Cayenne also delivers bountiful passenger room. After all, this will likely be a family hauler. The large panoramic roof fills the cabin with sunlight.
Also, let's not forget about the park assist feature with surround view cameras and finally, Porsche InnoDrive system with adaptive cruise control.
And then there's the driver assistance tech. There are a lot of them. They include night vision with a thermal imaging camera, lane change assist, lane keep assist with traffic sign recognition, and traffic assist.
In addition, Porsche replaced most of the buttons on the center stack with touch sensitive panels. Owners can also choose from their choice of premium sound systems from Bose and Burmester.
The new Cayenne PCM infotainment system, which debuted last year on the new Panamera sedan, features online navigation and real-time traffic data. The Cayenne equipped with 4G LTE connectivity.
Starting with a massive 12.3-inch high definition touchscreen running the latest version of the company's Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. In addition, the driver's analog tachometer is flanked by a pair of seven-inch digital displays.
Inside, the new Cayenne delivers on Blume's promise of digitalized SUV.
All Cayennes get an active Porsche Traction Management all-wheel-drive system. It features off-road driving modes: mud, sand, gravel, and rocks.
Structurally, the aluminum-intensive Cayenne is 143 pounds lighter while its new rear-axle-steering system is designed to offer greater agility at low speeds while delivering better stability at high speeds.
According to Porsche, the Cayenne hits 60mph in just 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph. The S sprints to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 164 mph.
While the S gets a more powerful 440 horsepower 2.9 liter, twin-turbo V6. Both variants get a new eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.
The Cayenne will be powered by a 340 horsepower, 3.0 liter, turbocharged V6.
.... The Cayenne S. Expect a host of Turbo, GTS, and S hybrid models to follow.
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According to Porsche designer Michael Mauer, this was done on purpose. "Our primary objective was to accentuate the character of the vehicle. More Porsche, more Cayenne. The new Cayenne is more precise, elegant, athletic and expressive," he said in a statement.
Immediately, it's clear that the new Cayenne looks quite a lot like the old Cayenne.