New Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid 2022 facelift caught on camera

Porsche readies a refreshed Cayenne SUV, with the Turbo S E-Hybrid variant set to see a power boost to 690bhp

The current Porsche Cayenne launched in 2017, meaning that a mid-cycle refresh is drawing near. We've been given our first look at the revised model thanks to our spy photographers, who have captured the range-topping Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model testing in Colorado, USA. 

The new Cayenne will adopt a deeper, more menacing front bumper than the current car, with a large rectangular grille flanked by two air vents that incorporate a twin LED running light signature. The headlights are concealed by camouflage, although visible shut lines around the light units reveal a larger, more rounded design.

The front bumper integrates into the bonnet with a pair of narrower creases that run to the base of the windscreen. Like on other hybrid-powered Porsches, the ten-piston brake callipers of this Turbo S E-Hybrid variant are painted in Acid Green. The rest of the design is largely unchanged, aside from a neater, more cohesive rear diffuser arrangement.

However, there are more notable changes inside. Photographs of the interior reveal a revised centre console, which has been simplified with a single row of toggle switches and a large volume dial. A pair of USB Type-C sockets can be seen below these controls, too.

The large, pistol-like gear selector of the current car has been swapped for the short, stubby item found in the latest 911. The steering wheel of this test car is also borrowed from Porsche’s sports car.

As with the current model, the facelifted Cayenne will utilize Porsche’s PCM 6.0 infotainment setup, which is controlled through a 12.3-inch touchscreen. The system features connected intelligent satellite navigation, ‘natural’ voice control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

As the most powerful SUV in Porsche’s line-up, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine combined with an electric motor to produce 671bhp and 770Nm of torque. The facelifted Turbo S E-Hybrid variant is likely to borrow the upgraded version of this powertrain as fitted to the latest Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which sees a boost to 690bhp. 

We expect the updated Cayenne to be revealed early next year, alongside a revised Cayenne Coupe.

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