It is time for the first big update of the third-generation Porsche Cayenne. The luxurious SUV is three years old and so far, fans could see only minor updates. Well, current edition for 2019 brought some changes under the hood. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne spy photos are already available, giving the tiny preview of the new vehicle. From what we can see, the Cayenne is going to bring the coupe version first. From various sources, we can hear the SUV will be available with petrol, diesel, and hybrid engines. The standout version is Turbo S. Also, the vehicle will come in GTS variant.
Besides the big update that 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe brings, there are some other cosmetic changes on the upcoming premium SUV. The mid-size crossover will be very versatile and capable to fight more luxurious and powerful rivals. The combination of utility and luxury is on a very high level that no other SUV can match it.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Spied
The next best thing after the revisit of the engine room is a brand-new look of the spied vehicle. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne gets a coupe version. Since it is already going through testing, the company must be serious about it. Enthusiasts are looking forward to seeing it without covers, but it is not happening any time soon.
From what we can see, only one thing is certain – the SUV is a coupe. Because of that, the entire 2020 Porsche Cayenne tails is changed compared to the standard model. The roofline slope will allow a better airflow. Besides the changes on the rear end, the front fascia is going to be pretty much the same as for the standard Cayenne.
Inside the 2020 Porsche Cayenne, we can’t see anything. Test mule is plain and empty. Well, we can expect the similar design as for the standard model. But, on the other hand, passengers on rear seats will have less leg- and headroom. The Porsche Cayenne 2020 will make it up with extreme comfort and premium features. Audio and infotainment system are getting the latest updates, while the dashboard could see special aluminum and wooden details.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Engine
The German carmaker prepared the whole new lineup for 2019 season. The same units will be used for the next edition. So, the base option for the 2020 Porsche Cayenne is a 3.0-liter turbo-six that can burst 340 horses and 330 pound-feet of torque. Audi uses this engine for its sedans. Automatic eight-speed transmission with manual mode is the power router. Drivers of Audi’s cars are praising the low level of noise produced by turbo engine.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and GTS
A higher version of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne, such as Turbo S and GTS will use more powerful units. The first of two alternatives is a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6. This will be probably the engine for the spied coupe version of 2020 Cayenne. Spy photos are showing four exhaust tips. According to experts, a 440 hp and 405 lb-ft version put emissions through this system.
The new Turbo variant adds 30 horses over the last edition. Now, it makes 550 hp from a 4.0-liter V-8 unit. It also creates 567 lb-ft of twisting power. The top of the class 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will be able to deliver even more power. This time around, it could be even 600 ponies.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Diesel Possible for the US
Cayenne is available in some markets with a diesel engine. This version is very popular in the UK. Nevertheless, the German carmaker even offers a Turbo S with such powertrain. The base one is a 3.0-liter V-6 with a maximum output of 260 horses and 430 lb-ft. But, there is a better-known 4.1-liter V-8 unit that creates 385 ponies and 630 pound-feet of torque. This version set the Guinness World Record by pulling an aircraft. However, the US market will get some other diesel engine since both of these would fail to meet emission standards in the United States.
Another surprise form the German company could be a 2020 Porsche Cayenne hybrid SUV. With vehicles from this country being criticized because of the fake reports for gas emissions, the manufacturer of premium vehicles is considering the new version. Well, the third generation already combined a 3.0-liter engine with an electric battery. But, this version is not an option for 2019 season. It could come back for 2020 Porsche Cayenne hybrid.
2020 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
With the new crossover SUV for 2019 out, the new 2020 Porsche Cayenne can take some time for upgrades. From spy shots, we can see a coupe is on the way. We will also see if hybrid returns. Finally, Porsche is still monitoring a situation with diesel scandals. They will make a decision soon if the 2020 Porsche Cayenne diesel joins the lineup for the upcoming season.
The price of the Cayenne remains the same. Top of the class Turbo S model will cost over $140,000 this time around. However, the base vehicle stays put. Fans can buy the crossover SUV for just under $70,000.