Porsche puts new Cayenne through its paces

 Published 16th February 2023
General Guides  New Launches 

Porsche is preparing the next-generation Cayenne SUV for launch later this year. Until then, the largest model from the Porsche range is finishing off a gruelling testing schedule, designed to push the Cayenne to its limits.

Since its launch in 2017, the third-generation Cayenne has proved to be one of Porsche's most popular models. With regular updates through its timeline, Porsche is set to launch “one of the most extensive product upgrades in the history of Porsche” - so says series manager Michael Schätzle.

Engineers at the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach have made wholesale changes to the Cayenne's chassis system. The main aim is to give the Cayenne a broader range of abilities than ever before.

A new semi-active chassis will underpin everything, while inside occupants will find a new set of digital displays and improved connectivity. HD-Matrix LED headlights are fitted too, and with so many new features fitted to the Cayenne, Porsche was keen to test everything extensively.

More than four million kilometres of testing has been carried out on four continents, with the new Cayenne taking in environments in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. Off-road testing has been carried out in Spain, sand dunes in Morocco, ice driving in Finland, and track testing on the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife.

The new Porsche Cayenne is due to be released in spring 2023, with Cayenne leasing rates and full specifications yet to be announced.

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