- The 2024 Porsche Cayenne will be revealed on April 18.
- Porsche adds a 10.9-inch screen to its dash, in addition to a digital instrument cluster and a standard media screen, which enables the passenger to stream video content while the Cayenne is in motion.
- Porsche will also allow media streaming on the main 12.3-inch media screen while the Cayenne is stationary.
The ’24 Porsche Cayenne is right around the corner, but the company opted to show off its next family hauler’s interior before revealing the entire machine. The upcoming Cayenne will usher in a new era for Porsche interiors, which includes some of the more modern creature comforts customers are beginning to expect.
The Cayenne also introduces streaming video content to Porsche’s lineup and expands the car’s screen count to three. Still, despite in-car content taking the seat at the throne, Porsche still leans on the sportier parts of its lineup for some parts of the next Cayenne’s lineup.
Before we can get into the streaming side of Porsche’s next Cayenne, it’s important to talk about the screens. Instead of trying to one-up the competition in terms of size, Porsche is increasing its total screen count. In front of the driver, you’ll see a 12.6-inch curved screen digital instrument cluster.
This customizable screen is flanked by a 12.3-inch touchscreen that controls the Cayenne’s infotainment media system. Slotted in front of the front passenger seat, Porsche places an optional 10.9-inch display to give the passenger control over navigation or entertainment.
This 10.9-inch screen also introduces Porsche’s new In-Car Video function, allowing the passenger to stream video content while the Cayenne is in motion. Like the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, this 10.9-inch screen is equipped with a privacy filter to help keep the driver’s wandering eye from watching their passenger’s favorite show while cruising down the road.
While the Cayenne is in park, the standard 12.3-inch infotainment screen can also handle streaming video in parallel to the smaller screen. According to Porsche, the Cayenne will use Screenhits TV to handle the streamed content.
While adding streaming might be something new, Porsche is still leaning into its legacy performance products for inspiration. Porsche says the driver’s cockpit was inspired by its Taycan EV. The company matched the steering wheel for the Cayenne to the 911. Porsche also kept the left-of-the-wheel ignition button.
The Cayenne also adds a cooled phone storage area with inductive charging. Cooling this area helps keep phones from overheating and can help the inductive charging system to pump 15 watts of energy into your phone. These phones can also connect through the standard USB-C charging ports, which support fast charging.
As you’d expect in 2023, the next Cayenne will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and both can be paired by scanning a QR code displayed on the infotainment screen.
Now, what’s surrounding and powering the ’24 Cayenne are still to be determined, but it’s good to know what’s going on inside. Porsche says it’s pulling the curtain back on the next Cayenne on April 18.
Porsche has already confirmed that a battery-electric version of the Cayenne is heading to its lineup, but it’s hard to say when exactly Porsche plans to put that into production. Still, it seems like Porsche is steering into technology with its popular people mover.
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Wesley Wren has spent his entire life around cars, whether it’s dressing up as his father’s 1954 Ford for Halloween as a child, repairing cars in college or collecting frustrating pieces of history—and most things in between. Wesley is the current steward of a 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria, a 1975 Harley-Davidson FXE and a 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie. Oh yeah, and a 2005 Kia Sedona.