Next-generation Cayenne SUV will be based on the same platform as the new Audi Q7 and an all-electric powertrain could be offered

The next Porsche Cayenne will have a design influenced the Macan, as shown by the first official picture released ahead of its reveal on 29 August.

Earlier sightings of development cars show that it will also inherit a new tail-light strip that connects both back light clusters from the 911.

The light design is a significant change from the more conventional lights of the 2018 model's predecessors, although elsewhere the new Cayenne's look is more familiar.

Sources believe the next-generation SUV could gain an all-electric powertrain, as previewed by the Mission E, but Porsche has so far remained tight-lipped about that possibility.

Porsche has produced a new line-up of turbocharged engines for its latest 911 range and our sources suggest much of that technology development will be transferred into the large SUV. Its sister car, the Audi Q7, has recently gained smaller, more efficient engines across its line-up, giving some indication of what could feature in the 2018 Cayenne.

The third-generation Cayenne arrives on UK roads in 2018. The future model is predicted to retain the range of variants offered with the current car, so its starting price shouldn't shift far from the current car's figure of £52,689. 

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4 February 2016
actually, it's a bit more than "based" and a bit more than "platform" - it's the full clone - even the suspension is carry-over with only changes to bush rates, springs and dampers... They've changed the badges too. Yawn.

9 February 2017
Otherwise it's be the same length as a Q7, and it's not going to be. 'Based' is the correct description.

4 February 2016
but isn't a clone of the Q7 one tiny bit. The new Q7 is over 5m long, the facelift Cayenne just over 4.8m.

4 February 2016
Facelift is based on the existing model. This article is talking about a new model!

5 February 2016
It does not make any difference if the Cayenne is 20 cms shorter than the Q7 that could be made up by variation in bumpers etc 10cm at each end.the wheelbase can be even altered by 30 cms still same platform look at long wheel base versions on Range Rover,Xj and the new XF when it reaches China.

5 February 2016
It does not make any difference if the Cayenne is 20 cms shorter than the Q7 that could be made up by variation in bumpers etc 10cm at each end.the wheelbase can be even altered by 30 cms still same platform look at long wheel base versions on Range Rover,Xj and the new XF when it reaches China.

9 February 2017
if it has the same wheelbase likely to be identical, i kn ow you can extend it but usually for a different model ie RR and RRS but you can easily account for 20 to 30 cms variance just on bumper design and grill etc.probably the q7 and cayene areeidentical in basic body components.i am also sure that the Bentley suv will also be there as well.

25 July 2017

You can use the same platform and alter length by over  a foot look at Range Rover lwb,swb Sport etc over 350mm apart same platform.The cayenn Q& and Bentayga are all clones using same platform.

4 April 2016
The new Q7 sits on the LWB version of the MLB platform - the next Cayenne and Touareg will use the SWB version.

11 July 2016
I don't think it matters in the slightest that Q7 platform is being used. The Q7 chassis is very good. Why try and re-invent the wheel? As the Macan shows, sharing a platform can deliver a very good car.

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