2018 Porsche Cayenne launched
Porsche has launched the third generation of its Cayenne SUV in India. Prices for the Cayenne range start from INR 1.19 Crore for the standard model. Prices for the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid start at INR 1.58 Crore and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo at INR 1.92 Crore (ex-showroom India).
A host of features including a revised chassis, and a separated link design for the front axle and a multi-link rear axle updates the 2018 Cayenne. The SUV now comes with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PLDS) or LED Matrix Beam headlights, which also include PDLS. Capable of going off-tarmac, the third-gen Porsche Cayenne will be available in four modes - Mud, Gravel, Sand, or Rock.
The interior has new technology as well including a new display and control concept from Porsche that uses a 12.3-inch touchscreen system shared with the Panamera. The instrument console gets a central analogue tachometer taking prominence and two 7-inch full-HD displays.
Engine options begin with the standard Cayenne using a 3.0-litre single-turbo V6 with 335 bhp and 450 Nm of peak torque, while the Cayenne S will draw power from the 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that produces 433 bhp and 550 Nm of peak torque. The 2018 Cayenne Turbo has an impressive 542 bhp and 770 Nm of peak torque from a 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 engine, and is capable of hitting a top speed of 286 kmph.
There will also be an E-Hybrid variant that will use the 3.0-litre V6 engine, which coupled with the electric motor will produce a combined output of 462 bhp and peak torque of 700 Nm. A newly-developed eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission is standard across the Cayenne line.