Every manufacturer offers touchscreens now. However, Porsche has figured out the ideal blend of controls to truly elevate your driving experience.
Modern cars, trucks, and SUVs strive to pack in the latest technology. Porsche one-ups the competition again with the new 2024 Cayenne interior. Older vehicles use multiple switches and dials to control everything from your radio to air conditioning systems. Tesla brought us the larger-than-life touchscreen panel with no actual buttons for a simplistic cabin. The sweet spot lies between these two extremes.
Luxury Cars and SUVs tend to be the innovators, but they also know how to create balance for an unrivaled user experience. Electrification goals keep leading the way to more technology in our everyday rides. Porsche is making some major changes to the new Cayenne that include a well-curated cockpit housing the best touchscreen design yet.
The new Porsche Driver Experience currently lives in the electrified Porsche Taycan. Now, it debuts in the Cayenne fleet of SUVs. It creates the perfect balance of digital and analog controls. Three trims are available for 2024: a base model Cayenne, Cayenne S, and Cayenne E-Hybrid. A Cayenne Turbo GT is available as a coupe model outside the EU only.
Choose whichever trim suits you, and you will be met with three interactive screens on the dashboard. You have a curved 12.6″ digital gauge cluster displaying vital information for the driver. The center is a 12.3″ Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen that allows access to all your necessary functions. Native apps like Spotify and Apple Music further optimize connectivity.
Another first for the 2024 Porsche Cayenne is the available 10.9″ touchscreen display for the front passenger. The screen allows the passenger to be a true co-pilot with performance data, navigation access, and media selection. It also lends personal entertainment to the front passenger if they are just trying to chill. A special foil keeps the driver from distractions while their companion enjoys the option of steaming video content.
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Many vital driver controls find themselves behind or directly on the steering wheel of the new 2024 Porsche Cayenne. Column shifter? No. How about placing that directly on the dash? Take the sleek, minimalist style of the Porsche 911 shifter found in the center console of automatic optioned Carreras, and place it close to your right hand that is eager to grab the 3-spoke steering wheel. The Engine Start button is on the opposite side, left of the digital gauge cluster.
The curved 12.6-inch instrument cluster mentioned before does not require a hood for glare reduction. This adds to a slim, modern look. It also offers up to seven unique views for the driver, depending on equipment options. A rev counter, online navigation, Night Vision Assist, or 3D driving are available in the foreground. These configurations include a reduced view of elements and a classic view that encompasses Porsche’s 5-tube instrument cluster.
In addition to the driver assist control lever on the steering wheel, a 911-inspired driving mode switch resides there for Normal, Offroad, Sport, and Sport Plus modes as standard programs. You can switch between the driver’s display options in the cluster on the fly from the wheel. Additionally, controls for the optional heads-up display are also found here.
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All these controls hanging out on the steering wheel, and accessibility within the two massive touchscreen displays, make room for a re-imagined divider between the driver and passenger. Here you find more traditional analog switches, like the good old Porsches, for the common adjustments made during your driving experience in a Porsche Cayenne.
The elegant black panel design holds climate controls and a haptic volume controller for the sound system. With the shifter mechanism moved to the dash, you also receive more room for storage pockets and a sophisticated cell phone charger. Connectivity improves by way of a cooled inductive charging system that powers up your device with up to 15 watts of juice.
Drivers and passengers both benefit from this exquisite interior design. It is functional yet luxurious, Simple but unlimited. The 2024 Porsche Cayenne’s standard equipment makes competitors scramble to keep up, and we did not even touch on the SUV’s amazing performance.
Controls are at your fingertips. Touchscreens and customizable digital displays span the entire width of the dash. Infotainment is plentiful for everyone in the cabin. It is hard to argue the perfection created by the 2024 Porsche Cayenne’s interior. Now is the time to visit your local Porsche dealer to place an order.