The 2011 Porsche Cayenne's development programme has seen prototypes going up some mountains where spies were able to catch the vehicles' test team with its cars.

The new Porsche Panamera has inspired the interior of the upcoming 2011 Cayenne. These new spy pictures of the Porsche SUV driving up some mountains do not show a great deal of interior as previously spied, apart from the sporty Recaro race seats, but a previous spy video gave us a good look at the vehicle in action. This time our spies were not able to get close enough to the car to take more interior shots even though the doors were open.

The exterior was more camera-friendly in this instance. The shape of the rear lights for instance, shows more detail. Porsche seems to have stuck to its evolution styling philosophy and has kept the Cayenne largely as it currently is. But the look is now sleeker and appears more aerodynamic.

Engines for the 2011 Cayenne are not yet known. However, the Panamera provides some clues as to powerplants that could be shared between the two vehicles. One such motor is the 4.8-litre V8 that makes 400hp (294kW). Another is the Volkswagen Group's V6 TDI (good for emissions ratings) with 550Nm of torque. Porsche is also going into hybrids, so both Panamera and Cayenne II are primed for that powertrain. Power will be sourced from the 3.0-litre supercharged Audi engine while the electric motor will be run by a 38kW battery.


Gallery: 2011 Porsche Cayenne Spied in the Mountains