The super-athletic mid-size crossover has been around for a couple of years and some reports already suggest possible updates. Still, we don’t believe that the 2021 Porsche Cayenne will feature many changes. Simply, this is still a quite fresh model, while the coupe version has been launched just a year ago. Therefore, we presume that the biggest changes for the next year will be novelties in terms of the standard equipment. Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same.
This means you may count on a familiar design, with well-known aesthetics and impressive performances. Differences between standard and coupe models aren’t that big, though you may count on a little bit less functional interior in the coupe model, besides visual differences. The engine offer should remain the same as well, which all indicates that the 2021 Porsche Cayenne release date will be scheduled for a typical time of year.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Design
Although some reports suggest a possible Porsche Cayenne facelift 2021, we are pretty sure that this won’t happen and that the model will remain in the current form for a couple of more years. Therefore, you may count on a design that has been introduced a couple of years ago. In terms of the styling, differences compared to the previous generation aren’t that big. We saw revolutionary changes only, but while the styling seems familiar, things are significantly different under the skin.
As you may presume, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne will continue to ride on the MLB platform and share many of its parts with models like Bentley Bentayga, Audi Q8, Lamborghini Urus and VW Touareg. Still, the Cayenne comes with a plethora of distinctive design solutions, especially when it comes to the chassis and suspension setup. Also, keep in mind that this model comes in two body styles, both as a classic SUV and as a coupe.
The differences between the two versions are most notable on the inside. Although the overall interior layout is pretty much the same, a couple of versions is slightly less practical, due to sloping roof design. Both versions come with two rows of seats and both are very generous in terms of the legroom. Still, keep in mind that the coupe version can’t slide back as long as the standard model. Also, the coupe version has less headroom, which has been compensated by a slightly lower seating position in the second row. Another thing we should mention is that the coupe features 22 cubic feet behind the second row. The standard model is good for about 27 cubic feet. Both numbers are very low for the class.
On the other side, the cabin features great overall quality, while the dashboard is stylish and offers excellent ergonomics.
As we are talking about a luxury SUV, it seems natural that the list of standard equipment is pretty long. All models come standard with a large 10.1-inch touchscreen, as well as with satellite radio, navigation, four USB ports, and a 10-speaker stereo. Interestingly, Apple CarPlay is standard, while Android Auto is not supported. In higher trims, you can also get goodies like 14-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo, a 21-speaker Burmester surround-sound system, a panoramic roof, quad-zone automatic climate control.
When it comes to safety, base models aren’t particularly great. There are things like front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and rain-sensing windshield wipers, but you don’t get any advanced driver-assistance system. Things are better in higher trim levels, where you may count on things like adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring, a surround-view parking camera system, a head-up display, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, night vision assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking.
2021 Porsche Cayenne Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change for the next year, so you may count on three familiar engine choices. Base models will come a familiar 3.0-liter V6, which is good for about 335 horsepower and provides pretty respectable performances. Still, we have no doubt that most drivers will rather pick the S model, which comes with the famous 2.9-liter V6, which is good for about 434 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque and needs less than 5 seconds to hit 60 mph.
Finally, there is the 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which comes with a larger 4.0-liter V8 and features a max output of 541 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. If you combine this engine with available launch control, you may count on astonishing 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.
Some reports also suggest the possibility to see 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, though the company is still quiet on this matter,
2021 Porsche Cayenne Release Date and Price
We have no doubt that the 2021 Porsche Cayenne release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 67.000, while the 2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe will feature starting price around 75.000 dollars.