Spied – 2015 Porsche Cayenne (facelift) arrives in India

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To be launched next year.

The Porsche Cayenne facelift, which was launched internationally earlier this year, has been spotted in India for the first time. Based on the same platform as the current model, the 2015 Cayenne sports a few design updates and a slight hike in power figures. Its Indian market launch will happen next year, IAB was told by company officials.

2015 Porsche Cayenne facelift front India spied
The front fascia sees minor changes to the grille and headlights.

The pictures, shared on Flywheel’s Facebook page, are said to be from Cochin. Also, one of them still has protective stick-ons which means the vehicle was recently transported.

2015 Porsche Cayenne facelift rear quarters India spied
The taillights are now in tune with the Macan’s.

On the outside, the Cayenne facelift gets a fascia similar to that of the younger, and newer Macan. The new-look headlamps (with four LED daytime running lamps inside), new grille, and updated airdams constitute the changes up front. The SUV comes with active air flaps (located in the middle grille) that open when the engine’s too hot to enable cooling while staying closed the rest of the time to reduce drag.

The overall shape remains the same while at the rear the taillamps have been toned down a bit. And there’s a new look rear bumper and exhaust tips, too.

2015 Porsche Cayenne facelift rear quarter India spied
The overall shape doesn’t see any drastic changes.

The interior of the new Cayenne hasn’t seen a great amount of updates, except for the Porsche 918 Spyder derived multi-functional steering wheel. On the mechanical side of things, there has been a little bump in power, which makes the new Cayenne slightly quicker than the pre-facelift model.

The base diesel version (3-litre) now makes 258 PS (254.36 bhp) and 579 Nm of torque, which is an increment of 16 PS and 16 Nm. That makes the vehicle quicker to a 100 km/h by 0.3s. The larger 4.2-litre V8 diesel has gained 3 PS of power, and is quicker in doing 0-100km/h by 0.4s.

2015 Porsche Cayenne facelift rear India spied
The diesel variants see a minor bump in power.

The petrol versions, too, have been updated. The Cayenne S gets the Macan’s 3.6-litre V6, while the top-spec (and most focussed version of the lot) Cayenne GTS loses its V8 powertrain in favour of a more powerful but smaller bi-turbo V6.

Also read: Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition launched in India

Prices for the refreshed Cayenne should be announced early next year.

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[Source – FlyWheel]

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