A new design or just a cover-up?
Following the debut of the third-generation vehicle in 2017, the Porsche Cayenne isn’t necessarily long in the tooth. However, recent spy shots taken from Porsche’s secret test base in Germany give us a glimpse at what a mid-cycle facelift could look like.
Based on Volkswagen Group’s MLB platform – shared by other SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga – the Cayenne prototype was caught with a chunkier front fascia. Along with a set of slimmer headlights, the front bumper features a squared-off profile. A big departure from the previous model, it’s unclear if the nose is just a cover-up or a genuine overhaul.
Meanwhile, the rear of the car was wearing a lot more camouflage, which could be a hint of more fundamental changes. Despite the test mule sporting a set of placeholder tail lights, we wouldn’t be surprised to see a new design reminiscent of the new 911 models. Along with the lights, the license plate has been dropped from the tailgate down to the newly redesigned bumper. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.