The third generation of the Porsche Cayenne was unveiled in August 2017 and launched in front of the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the same year.
While it wasn’t the same difference between the first and the second generation, the third one came with an entirely new platform, shared with the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. It was fitted with important technical upgrades, such as the rear-axle steering system, which allowed a better cornering speed and an easier parking maneuver.
At the front, the Cayenne featured a continuous grille design, interrupted by three vertical slats. The turn-signals from the door-mirrors featured a dynamic light move due to the LED technology. On the side, the dynamic look was enhanced by the raked D-pillars and the roof-spoiler. In the back, two, wide, and chromed rectangular exhausts were placed under the bumper, in the apron.
Inside, the Cayenne featured the new 12.3” Full-HD touch-screen from the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. For the instrument cluster, only the tachometer remained analog and it was flanked by two 7” displays, needed for other relevant driving data. Due to the longer wheelbase, the rear passengers got more legroom than before, despite the thicker front seats.
For the drivetrain, the Cayenne was fitted with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. It offered 40 hp more than its predecessor and it was paired to a standard 8-speed automatic gearbox. The PTM (Porsche Traction Management) all-wheel-drive system was improved. Along with the pneumatic suspension, it offered a better road-holding and off-road abilities, despite not being fitted with a low-range transfer case anymore.