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17 Jul 2014

Porsche has today revealed their facelifted 2015 Cayenne range, but it’s definitely of the blink-and-you’ll-miss- variety. There are bigger changes under the skin though, with new engines and updated tech.

Visually the Macan’s big brother gets more angular headlights, new bumpers front and rear with larger intakes and lots of horizontal slats. The rear gets more prominent exhausts and slightly reworked rear lights. All models get Xenon headlights as standard, apart from the Cayenne Turbo which gets LED headlights. There are also numerous tiny detail changes that bring the Cayenne in line with the latest look of the Macan.

Of more note are the changes under the skin to the powertrains, which aim to boost economy across the range. There is a new S E-Hybrid model to replace the older S Hybrid, which features a supercharged 3.0 V6 petrol engine with 328 bhp to a 94 bhp electric motor. This gives a combined output of 410 bhp and 434 lb/ft of torque, which means 0 – 62 mph takes 5.9 seconds on the way to the 151 mph top speed. There is a zero emission electric range of between 11 and 22 miles depending on conditions. The big news though is the economy now being rated at 83.1 mpg combined and the 79 g/km emissions, impressive figures for a big SUV despite those numbers not really telling a realistic story.

The 4.8 litre V8 from the Cayenne S has been replaced by the 3.0 twin turbo V6 from the Macan Turbo, producing 414 bhp and 405 lb/ft of torque, while the turbocharged 4.8 litre V8 in the Cayenne Turbo gets 512 bhp and 553 lb/ft.

The 3.0 litre V6 diesel Cayenne gets another 16 bhp and 12 lb/ft, taking it to 258 bhp and 427 lb/ft, while the turbocharged 4.2 litre V8 diesel gets 380 bhp and 626 lb/ft.

The 2015 Cayenne will be on sale in October and prices will be announced soon.

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