The second generation Cayenne made landfall in May 2010 with a line-up that comprised three petrol models; 300PS 3.6-litre V6 Cayenne, 400PS 4.8-litre V8 Cayenne S and 500PS 4.8-litre V8 Cayenne Turbo. These models were augmented by the popular 240PS 3.0-litre V6 Cayenne diesel and the specialist interest 380PS 3.0-litre V6 petrol/electric Cayenne S Hybrid. Take-up was strong right from the outset, but within a year, Porsche had started tweaking the range.
In April 2011, the Cayenne diesel saw its power output edge up to 245PS. At the same time, Porsche introduced a Powerkit that added 40PS to the already frantic Turbo model and also made a series of improvements to the S Hybrid, including the ability to drive on electric power from a cold start. The sporty Cayenne GTS was introduced a year later, a 420PS V8 petrol engine being paired with firmer suspension, a lower ride height and aggressive body styling.
The diesel range got a shot in the arm in September 2012 with the introduction of the potent 381PS twin turbo 4.2 V8 Cayenne S diesel, while the tail end of that year saw the Turbo S flagship introduced, a model packing some 550PS. The range was thoroughly updated in autumn 2014.