2024 Porsche Cayenne Gets the Total Digital-Dash Treatment
The Porsche Cayenne will receive a mid-cycle update for 2024, bringing a redesigned dashboard.
Inspired by the Porsche Taycan, the Cayenne's new dash features a curved digital gauge cluster, which ditches the analog tachometer.
Along with an optional passenger's-side display, the Cayenne's updated interior adds a new steering wheel, a shifter relocated to the dash, and revised HVAC controls.
When the 2024 Porsche Cayenne is unveiled next month at the Shanghai auto show, it'll introduce numerous changes as part of a mid-cycle refresh. However, ahead of that full reveal on April 18, Porsche provides a sneak peek at the Cayenne's redesigned interior, which took inspiration from the screen-laden scene in the Taycan EV.
Inside the updated Cayenne, the driver faces a 12.6-inch curved display that acts as the gauge cluster. Gone is the large centrally mounted tachometer. Porsche says it didn't take lightly the decision to go fully digital, insisting the new setup provides greater flexibility for the future as well as sticking to its heritage, albeit with a digital twist. The latter refers to a classic view that transforms the screen into Porsche's iconic five-tube instrument panel.
Porsche doesn't stray too far from its roots in other areas, such as keeping the ignition switch to the left of the steering wheel, per tradition. The steering wheel itself is new, inherited from the 911 and bringing a newly standard drive-mode selector. Purists might be less enthused to learn the Cayenne's traditional transmission shift lever has been replaced by a stubby mechanism on the dash to the right of the steering wheel. While it isn't visually appealing, Porsche believes customers will appreciate the space it saves.
Despite ditching some old-school elements, the Cayenne's updated interior still includes a volume knob and some physical controls for the HVAC system. A series of switches and touch-sensitive buttons with haptic feedback are found on the center console. They adjust the climate settings through an array of reshaped air vents that for the first time don't feature louvers.
At the center of the Cayenne's new dashboard is a 12.3-inch touchscreen that acts as the hub of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system. It includes all the previous bells and whistles, such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The infotainment setup is also joined by a newly optional 10.3-inch touchscreen for the front-seat passenger, which for safety reasons can't be viewed by the driver. Porsche says the in-dash displays can stream movies too, but the vehicle can't be moving for it to work on the center screen.
The other new additions to the 2024 Cayenne's interior include a cooled smartphone storage bin with wireless charging, a wider array of recognizable voice commands, and several newly added USB-C ports.
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