There is no getting away from what a success the Porsche Cayenne has been. The sporty SUV defines its class with sales backing up its promise of performance and luxury. Although the first generation car split opinion visually, the second incarnation ticked the box for the majority and has even ushered in a baby SUV for Porsche, the Macan. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne gets a bit more than a nip and tuck.
For the Cayenne’s mid-life refresh we see some external changes including larger air intakes, new front bumper, a re-sculpting of the wings and a bonnet featuring more pregnant charter lines. All of the existing engines have been tinkered with primarily to increase efficiency. The addition of a new stop/start system and a coasting mode aids the cause.
By far the biggest news is the introduction of a new variant named the 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Powered by a petrol engine and an electric motor, this SUV will average 83.1MPG. That is not only impressive because of the cars class, but also as it will do 0-62MPH in 5.9 seconds and go onto a top speed of 151MPH. The E-Hybrid can travel on pure electric mode for up to 22 miles and reach speeds of 78MPH.
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne will hit showrooms in October.