Porsche’s idea of developing an SUV wasn’t appreciated much, but nonetheless the Cayenne earned its respect for being quick and engaging to drive. The new 2019 Porsche Cayenne is here and it looks much sleeker, sportier and modern than the outgoing model.

The new model should perform significantly better thanks to the new and light MLB platform and more powerful engines. The car now weighs 173 pounds lighter. The new Cayenne is a significant model, because it pays the bills so that we get faster Caymans and 911s . Maybe thats why Porsche didn’t change the overall size and looks much. But there’s a lot of new tech going on elsewhere.

 

The 2019 Cayenne ditches most of its physical buttons with screens and touch panels. The dash now houses a new 12.3” touchscreen. The driver will have a combination of two physical gauges and two 7 inch touchscreens directly in front of him which can be controlled by the steering mounted controls to show the necessary vehicle information, navigation and other bits.

 

The Porsche comes with a night vision camera to assist driving in the night along with adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist to ease city driving.

Under the hood

The base 2019 Cayenne will come with a 3.0L V6 Turbo with 340 hp and the Cayenne S with a 2.9L Twin Turbo V6 making a grunting 440 hp. The replacement of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is yet to be announced though. A new eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission is standard across the line, and there are four off-roading modes for all the hardcore off-roading.

The Cayenne gets from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 5.6 seconds, and the Cayenne S does it in 4.6 – so neither of these Porsche SUVs should be described as “slow,” if you’re looking for performance.

Bookings open now, starting from $66,750.