2019 Porsche Cayenne unveiled

Styling tweaks for third-gen Cayenne

As you can see, Porsche has resisted making any sweeping changes to the Porsche Cayenne for the model’s new generation, instead, subtle styling tweaks are set to be introduced.

Unveiled this morning, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne does get some fairly significant changes underneath the skin, including, for the first time, optional rear-wheel steering.

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Porsche tell us rear-axle steering creates a virtual reduction of the wheelbase at low speeds and a virtual lengthening at high speeds for improved agility and stability.

Those styling changes may be minimal; however, the new Cayenne is to be built on a new platform that is said to be up to 64kg lighter than current.

Porsche has also beefed-up the Cayenne brakes for 2019.

Power will come from turbocharged six-cylinder engines, the Cayenne getting a 253kW/450Nm 3.0 litre unit, the Cayenne S boasting a slighter smaller 2.9 litre twin-turbo that gives 340kW/550Nm to play with.

An improved eight-speed auto transmission will get the power to the wheels, while a 48-volt electrical system will power systems such as the electronic dampers and Dynamic Chassis Control.

There’s also a new 12.3” full-HD touchscreen (as found in Panamera), updated sat-nav with real-time traffic info and optional Night Vision Assist.

That system uses a thermal imaging camera to detect pedestrians and animals “before they’re visible to the naked eye”.

Lastly, for those who want to venture off the bitumen in their new Cayenne, Porsche is going to be offering an Off-road Precision App.

It allows rough-terrain drives to be documented in detail, helping the driver to improve her or his own skills using video recordings.

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We will bring you more details on the 2019 Porsche Cayenne, including Australian availability and pricing details as that info comes to hand.

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