(autoinsidenews) - Porsche officially unveiled the restyled second-generation 2008 Cayenne SUV at the Detroit Auto Show.
As is typical of Porsche, the changes are evolutionary, not revolutionary. All 2008 Cayenne models get new headlights, more aggressive front fascias, and larger air intakes. All models get horizontal slats on the air intakes. The Cayenne and Cayenne S sport vertical turn signal indicators on the outside edge of the side air intakes. The Cayenne Turbo the lights are horizontal mimicing the new 911 Turbo, which Porsche says will remain unique to turbo models. The Cayenne Turbo also fearure power streaks on the sides of the hood. Out back, the 2008 Cayenne gets a slightly restyled bumper, featuring exhaust tips passing thru the bumper fascia, and new taillamps, reports Trend.
While the refreshed styling is a welcome change, equally good news comes from under the hood. The 2008 Cayenne models will be powered by three new and more powerful, direct gasoline injection engines. The Cayenne drops the old 3.2L V6 for a 3.6L V6 developing 290-hp, which also seen in the 2007 Touareg. The Cayenne S gets a larger 4.8L V8, which delivers 380-hp, to replace the 4.5L V8. At the top of the range, the new Cayenne Turbo receives a power boost to 500-hp and 516 lb.-ft. of torque, and can sprint to 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
The new Cayenne will be in Porsche showrooms from February 24, 2007.