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2012 Porsche Cayenne - Styling Review

 
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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.
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The new-generation Cayenne looks far smaller than it did before, though this is mostly due to styling magic, notably a lower nose and a forward-raked C-pillar.
Edmunds' Inside Line

The all-new interior mirrors the elegant styling of the Panamera sedan – very upscale and meticulously finished from its beautiful wood and aluminum accents to the leather stitching on the dashboard.
Autoblog

The Panamera cues carry over inside, where the Cayenne bears a striking resemblance to Porsche's four-door gran turismo.
Motor Trend

Contrary to its slight size increase, the new model looks slightly smaller and tidier than its predecessor.
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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.

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

Conclusion

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.

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