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    Third generation Cayenne to debut in 2017 and share the Audi Q7 platform - 220 pound weight savings

    Porsche is already working on the successor to the current Cayenne which will get styling influences based on the Macan. The problem presented for Porsche is the Macan looks fresher, is cheaper, and performs closely to its premium big brother Cayenne. Porsche intends to address these concerns with the next generation Cayenne that is expected to get lighter courtesy of sharing its platform with the upcoming Audi Q7.

    Audi is very serious about cutting weight from the Q7 supposedly attempting to shave up to 800 pounds from the car. That is huge weight savings but it also bodes well for the Cayenne which could share this chassis and save over 200 pounds from the current Cayenne.

    With VW acquiring Porsche it should surprise absolutely nobody that platforms will be shared among the manufacturers. Even Bentley and Lamborghini will be getting on sharing the Q7 architecture which is known internally as MLB for their SUV variants. Will they all just be Q7's with different skin or offer something more than a different badge and styling? We will have to wait and see.

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    Wow, its already fairly light for what it is...hundreds of pounds lighter than the first gen. This should be amazing. Especially with more power which I'm sure it will have. Porsche is on a roll...but then when are they not.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
    Wow, its already fairly light for what it is...hundreds of pounds lighter than the first gen. This should be amazing. Especially with more power which I'm sure it will have. Porsche is on a roll...but then when are they not.
    It's really not that light but it's going to need the weight loss to stay ahead of the Macan. I'd honestly rather take a Macan than a Cayenne right now.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It's really not that light but it's going to need the weight loss to stay ahead of the Macan. I'd honestly rather take a Macan than a Cayenne right now.
    I'm just saying, the current one is a lot lighter than the first gen. If they're going to drop several hundred pounds yet again...It's gonna be fast. But yeah I know what you mean. The Macan is gorgeous. And that steering wheel better propagate across the whole line very quickly.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
    I'm just saying, the current one is a lot lighter than the first gen. If they're going to drop several hundred pounds yet again...It's gonna be fast. But yeah I know what you mean. The Macan is gorgeous. And that steering wheel better propagate across the whole line very quickly.
    It's lighter, yes. It depends on your definition of a lot.

    The difference now is they aren't making it an off-roader like the first gen. The first gen Cayenne can really tackle terrain.

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    from what I've seen, the current generation car is too...it's just that nobody uses them for that much. It will be interesting to see how they skew the balance on the new one.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
    from what I've seen, the current generation car is too...i
    Not like the first gen:


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    Yeah I've seen that a bunch of times. Very cool. Although there is also this:



    The second gen from everything I've seen is just as capable off-road.

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    Yep they aren't just for groceries.

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