Porsche is preparing to launch its all-new second-generation Cayenne at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, but a single image of the SUV has found its way onto the net, courtesy Porsche. That’s right, the above image was mistakenly used on Porsche’s official website, showing the second-gen Cayenne sitting amid the rest of the Porsche lineup. After the story broke, Porsche went back and removed the photo, replacing it with a similar image, but using the current Cayenne GTS. The two models don’t look all the different when examined independently, but take a close look between the two (we’ve included both below) and you’ll immediately notice a big difference.
There’s no official word on engines and transmissions, but some reports have suggested the Cayenne will get Porsche’s new 300-hp 3.6-liter V6 (just announced for the Panamera earlier this week). The Cayenne S will get a 400-hp 4.8-liter V8, while the Cayenne Turbo will get a twin-turbo version of that V8 for 500-hp. All models will get a new 8-speed PDK transmission to deliver improved acceleration and fuel economy. Also, expect a new hybrid using Audi’s supercharged 3.0-liter V6 an a lithium ion battery pack for a total of 380-hp.
AutoGuide will bring you full details on the all-new 2011 Cayenne with our Geneva Auto Show coverage starting March 2nd.
GALLERY: 2011 Porsche Cayenne