The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has been spotted several times during testing. I collected all the spy shots in one place, and I have some information about the car.
The prototype model has been observed several times during testing, and images that you can view in the gallery at the end of the article are all taken on several occasions. The last time the model was observed was during testing in snowy roads. But I also added photos during testing at the track, in the city, during the sunny and rainy days. What is common to all of the pictures is that the model does not wear any camouflage, so we have a good view of the prototype.
Design of 2015 Porsche Cayenne
Porsche decided to refresh this model to make it a direct competitor to models like BMW X5 and Mercedes ML-Class. It looks like the 2015 Porsche Cayenne will get a revised front and rear ends. It somewhat reminds me of the new Porsche Macan.
As you can see in the photo above, the turn signals are now integrated into the side mirrors. The front grille and front bumper are slightly modified, and there are the new headlights. The daylight running lights are integrated above the new air intakes.
On the back there are new 3D taillights that looks a bit futuristic. It appears that the rear bumper has been revised as well. In some images, we can see that the model has two pairs of exhaust pipes, while other images show two flat exhaust tips. I do not know exactly what exhausts a production model will have.
New Interior Styling
There are not many pictures of the interior of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne. However, on the photo below you can see part of the dashboard and instrument cluster. It looks like center console will be revised. Of course, nothing can pass without a touchscreen display, equipped with infotainment system. I expect the interior to be luxurious as ever, which means premium materials and high-end technology upgrades.
Cayenne 2015 Engine and Performance
What is still unknown is the performance of this model. There is no word on which engine will power it up. If the manufacturer decides to keep the engine from the previous model, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne could be powered either by a 3.6-liter six-cylinder or 4.8-liter eight-cylinder turbo engine. I hope that there will still be some engine upgrades. Expected output is about 420 horsepower.
There is also a possibility that a plug-in hybrid model will be offered, with V6 engine and additional electric motor. According to some reports, these two will produce about 416 horsepower and will be rated at 75 mpg combined. Also expected is a version with a diesel V-6 engine that will be able to develop above 300 hp.
2015 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
I expect that the new 2015 Porsche Cayenne will be officially presented during the 2014 New York Auto Show which takes place in April. If not, than it should go to the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, also in April.
The production model is expected to go on sale by the end of this year. Of course, it’s still too early to know the exact price of this sport model, but some sources assume that it could be between 50k and 110k dollars.
In the gallery below you can see all spy shots of the 2015 Porsche Cayenne that I could find. The first image is actually a rendering made by David Kiss.