Porsche has launched its new
Porsche Cayenne at a starting price of Rs 1.19 crore. Customers can choose from
three variants -- Cayenne, Cayenne E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo. The following
are the basic retail prices:
Cayenne Rs 11,936,000
Cayenne E-Hybrid Rs 15,806,000
Cayenne Turbo Rs
The cars were launched in the
presence of Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India and Peter Vogel, Acting
Chief Executive Officer and Sales Director of Porsche Middle East and Africa
FZE. Powerful turbocharged engines, enhanced chassis systems, rear-axle
steering, mixed-size tyres and a sharper design underpin the Cayenne’s
credentials as a true sports car in its segment. These new developments bring the
Cayenne even closer to its racetrack roots, thanks to greater versatility and
more performance than ever before. Additional enhancements to the third
generation also include intelligent assistance systems and further connectivity
features to offering improved driver and passenger comfort.
The new Cayenne comes with a
choice of V6 and V8 petrol engines offering 340 hp and 550 hp, combined with
the standard eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. Currently the top performer
in the series, the Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9
seconds (with Sport Chrono Package) and has a top speed of 286 km/h. The
E-Hybrid variant produces 462 hp and features a boost strategy, adopted from
the 918 Spyder supercar. With a fully charged battery, it can drive up to 44
kilometres with a top speed of 135 km/h in all-electric mode.
Visually, a bold new design
stays true to the unmistakable identity of the Cayenne but delivers a more
streamlined, sporty impression. Inside, a spacious cabin houses several comfort
and convenience features, including a luggage compartment that has increased by
100 litres. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit concept offers increased connectivity
and intuitive controls, whilst the centre console with Direct Touch Control, a
new 31.24 cm (12.3”) touch display for the PCM act as the driver’s interface to
all vehicle functions. A new head-up display increases comfort and safety.
The new lightweight chassis of
the Cayenne has been completely redesigned to deliver the optimum balance
between sporty performance and comfort, and contributes to an overall weight
saving of up to 65 kilograms, despite an extended range of standard equipment.
New technologies, such as 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension,
electric 48-volt roll stabilisation and high-performance Porsche Surface Coated
Brakes contribute to overall excellent driving dynamics.
A true all-rounder, five
pre-programmed drive and chassis modes can be activated in accordance to the
terrain via the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). In addition to the
default On road programme, drivers can choose between Mud, Gravel, Sand and
Rocks settings to adapt to the relevant conditions. For the first time, the
Cayenne is available with rear-axle steering and mixed-size tyres derived from
the 911, which improve agility, stability and safety.
Porsche’s latest SUV features
several assistance system as standard, including LED headlights, Warn and Brake
Assist with predictive pedestrian protection, cruise control as well as front
and rear Park Assist.
It is the first SUV in the
world to have an adaptive roof spoiler as part of its active aerodynamics.
Similar to the 911 Turbo, the spoiler adapts the aerodynamics and downforce to
suit the driving conditions. Visually, the Turbo is easily identifiable by its
distinctive twin tailpipes, enlarged air intakes, double-row front-light
modules and 53.34 cm (21”) Turbo wheels in dark titanium emblazoned with the
coloured Porsche crest. The rear apron, exterior mirrors and door side trims
are finished in the vehicle colour.
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