As you can see for yourself in the adjacent photos and in the photo gallery below, the new Cayenne is restyled at both the front and the rear, but the biggest changes can be spotted inside the car, where the interior seems to be more inspired from the Panamera.
In terms of technical details, the new Cayenne, which will be based on the same Volkswagen Touareg platform, will be around 40mm longer but 200 kilos lighter as compared to the existing version.
The engine lineup will include the existing 3.6-liter V6 petrol unit available on the Panamera and developing 300 horsepower plus a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel generating 240 horsepower. The Cayenne S will get a 4.8-liter V8 naturally-aspirated configuration bringing out 400 horsepower while the Cayenne Turbo will feature the same engine, now supercharged, producing 500 horsepower.
Sales of the new Cayenne are expected to begin this spring after the public display at Geneva next week.
autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.