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2012 Porsche Cayenne Styling

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The 2012 Porsche Cayenne looks much like its predecessors; mild iterations to the front and rear aerodynamics and other small details are all that distinguish the new model from the previous. Inside, the story is much the same, with the significant interior revision of two years ago carrying forward largely unchanged for 2012.

That's a good thing, overall, though, as the Cayenne's styling is unique. It won't suit all tastes, with the SUV-ness of the Cayenne wearing traditional Porsche cues less elegantly than the brand's coupes. Inside, the cabin looks upscale, with a sweeping instrument panel, matte-metallic brightwork, and a generally coupe-like feel, particularly from the driver's seat.

Sculpted vertical vents, a sloped center console, and Panamera-esque cues go further to enhance the sporty feeling of the Cayenne's cabin, as well as add a dash of sophistication to the overall look.

Though the 2012 Porsche Cayenne won't rub everyone the right way on exterior looks, it's unique, and its interior looks as high-end as it feels.

The Cayenne Hybrid is only minimally differentiated from the gasoline-only versions, with a sprinkling of badges along the front fenders.

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