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Porsche Cayenne: Next-gen will be smaller, faster and more efficient

Porsche Cayenne
Sign of the times: the next-generation Porsche Cayenne is said to be smaller, faster and more efficient.

The new, smaller Cayenne will be a more performance-oriented model while also offering more fuel-efficient options.

The new Cayenne had been rumoured to adopt the Q5’s running gear, but it now appears that it will continue to be based on the Touareg platform. Despite bearing the same basic architecture as the current-generation SUV, the new Cayenne will be considerably smaller than the existing vehicle.

Tipped as a hard-core performance crossover, the new model will likely feature both V6 and V8 engines in both naturally aspirated and turbo forms. A diesel and hybrid option are also expected, both of which will be shared with the upcoming Panamera sedan.

Power levels will range from about 208kW from an entry-level V6 and could top out at close to 375kW in a twin-turbo V8 model.

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Source: Car Central