Next generation Porsche Cayenne spotted in Germany
23 July 2008

Autocar spies have snapped these pictures of the next-generation Porsche Cayenne testing in Germany. There has been speculation that Porsche is building a smaller version of the Cayenne but these spyshots confirm that the vehicle in question is actually the next generation of the popular SUV.

In an effort to disguise the car’s bulk, Porsche has lowered the roofline and made it look sleeker. The smaller window apertures also point to a reduction is size, especially around the rear passenger window.

The wheelarches are larger than the current Cayenne’s, giving the new car a far more aggressive stance.This car will be built on the same platform as the forthcoming Panamera four-door allowing it to utilise hybrid and diesel powertrains.Porsche boss Wendelin Wiedeking is rumoured to be fast-tracking development of the car to get it ready by early 2010, before the release of the second-gen VW Touareg later that year.

Ian Tonkin

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GD

23 July 2008

To be fair I am not likely to buy a Cayenne, but why "upgrade" by adopting Golf headlights?

"This car will be built on the same platform as the forthcoming allowing it to utilise hybrid and diesel powertrains".

The forthcoming what?

GB

24 July 2008

[quote GD]The forthcoming what?[/quote]

I presume it is the Volkswagen Toe-Rag they are talking about.

I know this car is under disguise but i dont see any major difference in styling over the current model - this may be just a facelift to get a few more years out of the current model

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