Porsche’s mid-size crossover has always been known for its super-high level of athleticism and great overall driving experience. Still, the competition is getting more serious every year, which is the reason why the German carmaker is preparing updates for the next year. According to the latest reports, the 2023 Porsche Cayenne is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh. at this point, the new version is still in the testing phase but from what we can see, it will bring a couple of nice updates.
The first thing that comes to mind is the styling and we expect updates in Porsche’s typical fashions, which in other words means subtle. A couple of interior updates are expected too, including a new infotainment screen. When it comes to the powertrain, the lineup will probably remain the same, though some of the versions could get a slight power bump.
We expect that the 2023 Porsche Cayenne will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.
2023 Porsche Cayenne Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this should be a typical mid-cycle update. Therefore, it’s not hard to conclude that most of the updates will be in terms of aesthetics. The test mule has already been spotted on the road and from what can we see, changes will be rather subtle. We are about to see some revisions on headlights, while the front bumper will receive slight reshaping too. On the other end of the car, we could see slightly revised taillights and a few more modifications. Naturally, things like new color options and wheels designs are something we also expect to see.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect definitely won’t change. We expect to see the same chassis setup, which makes this SUV probably the most athletic model in the class.
Interior updates are also about to come. Spy photographers have managed to take a couple of photos of the test mule’s interior as well and we can clearly see that the dashboard is also covered. We can clearly see a new infotainment screen, while we presume there will be upgrades regarding materials, color schemes etc. The center console is also about to come with updates and that should include a new gear selector, designed in the same fashion as the one in the new 911 on the other hand, the overall cabin layout will remain the same. This means that you may count on a mid-size crossover that comes with two pretty spacious rows of seats. Both of them accommodate adults with ease, while the front seats are also very supportive. We also like the driving position very much, while the only major complaint goes to the cargo area. In this aspect, the Cayenne is below-average when compared to rivals. In numbers, that would be around 27 cubic feet behind the second row and 60 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Mid-cycle updates usually bring new features and more standard equipment. We’ve just mentioned a new infotainment screen but that probably won’t be the only novelty to come. We presume that some of the features that are currently options could become standard in the 2023 Porsche Cayenne. For reference, the current model already comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, and a 10-speaker stereo.
So, the potential additions to the list of standard equipment are the panoramic roof, proximity keyless entry, quad-zone climate control, wireless device charging, a 14-speaker Bose stereo, a 21-speaker Burmester surround-sound system etc.
2023 Porsche Cayenne Engines
As we already mentioned, the powertrain lineup will remain the same. Still, some of the powertrain options could come with a slight power increase. The current lineup starts with the familiar 3.0-liter turbo V6, which puts out around 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The first upgrade comes in the form of the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out 434 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque.
For those who prefer something even more capable, there are two variants of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine. The first one comes with a max output of 453 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful version, known as the GTS, puts out 541 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque.
All engines come coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Porsche Cayenne will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year, with a starting price of around 69.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors would be models like Range Rover Sport, Audi Q8, Maserati Levante etc.