German carmaker Porsche has teased the next generation Cayenne ahead of the SUV's global premiere next week. The third-generation Cayenne will make its debut at Porsche's headquarters on August 29, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. CEST (August 30, 12:30 a.m. IST).
The teaser image released by Porsche is a sketch of the silhouette of the new Cayenne, which shows of the SUV's evolutionary design, with its sleek front end and a revised rear end which sports a sharply raked windscreen ala the Macan. The Cayenne will also feature sleeker tail lamps as well.
Porsche also released a teaser video set at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart which shows off important production and race cars from Porsche's history before it comes across the latest Cayenne which is obscured by dirt and shadows.
The new Cayenne will be based on the Volkswagen Group's MLB-Evo modular platform, which underpins the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga and will also be found on the upcoming Lamborghini Urus as well. Powertrain options are expected to remain the same with a hybrid variant similar to the Turbo S E-Hybrid version of the Panamera set to top the range.
When Porsche first unveiled the Cayenne in 2002, it caused outrage among hardcore Porsche enthusiasts who still believe the only model that Porsche should make is the 911. However, 15 years and two generations on, the Cayenne is now considered to be the catalyst that led other sports and luxury carmakers to build large SUVs of their own.
The third-generation Porsche Cayenne is expected to get even faster with powertrains similar to the new Panamera as it looks to stay ahead of competition from its VW group siblings and other upcoming rivals.