Porsche has confirmed that it will reveal the next-generation 2018 Porsche Cayenne next week. Today it’s showing off the 2018 Cayenne prototypes and pre-production vehicles and the numerous tests they were put through leading up to the release of the all-new Cayenne.
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne will debut on August 29
Porsche has revealed that the 2018 Cayenne is a complete redo with new powertrains, a new chassis and a redesigned interior. To test all the new parts, testing the next-generation Cayenne – referred to as E3 within Porsche – began as far back as 2014. Under everyday conditions in urban traffic, on country roads and on the highways, the vehicles cover up to 150,000 miles within a few months in shifts.
To simulate extreme stresses, the prototypes of the new 2018 Cayenne are being tested all around the world, including on race tracks. In Germany, the Hockenheimring and the especially challenging Nürburgring-Nordschleife were used to test the new Cayenne. In Italy, the test cars are put through their paces in continuous operation on the 7.83 mile high-speed track at Nardò.
The new Cayenne was also put to the test in the extreme heat conditions of Dubai and in the ice and snow in Alaska. The third generation of the Cayenne also had to endure the stop-start traffic in the hot and humid conditions of Chinese cities, master test tracks in Sweden, Finland and Spain, and was transported to South Africa, Japan and New Zealand to complete extensive on and offroad testing.
Porsche hasn’t released many details about the new Cayenne, but it is reported that it will be offered with new turbocharged V6 and V8 engines, in addition to new plug-in hybrid versions.