Porsche Philippines recently revealed the third-generation Porsche Cayenne to members of the media in an exclusive preview. Media guests gathered at the North Court of the Power Plant mall to take a closer look at the latest SUV offering from Porsche.
“A globally successful model, the Cayenne is the epitome of a Sport Utility Vehicle with the power and character of a sports car. This third-generation Cayenne further elevates the Porsche experience with its new turbocharged engines, three-chamber air suspension, and innovative digital cockpit display,” says Roberto Coyiuto III, Porsche Philippines Chief Executive Officer.
The completely redeveloped Cayenne is even closer to its roots as a Porsche sports car than its predecessor, boasting intelligent lightweight construction, powerful drives, exceptional driving dynamics and smart driver assistance systems. All of these, combined with outstanding handling on any terrain, improved comfort and greater suitability for everyday use, result to superior performance and technology.
The appearance of the new Cayenne has been enhanced in the style that runs through the Porsche Design DNA. The elegant new Cayenne is 4,918 millimetres long and 1,983 millimetres wide (50.8 millimetres wider and 63.4 millimetres longer).
The wheels are one inch larger in diameter, adopting a sports car attribute of wider tyres on the rear axle for the first time. Later this year, Porsche will come out with the optional 558-millimetre rims
The distinctive Porsche logo spans the redesigned rear lights with three-dimensional design and end-to-end narrow LED strips. The exterior of the new Cayenne and its interior chassis components and floorplan assembly are made with a multi-material mix of aluminium and steel. One particular technical highlight is the innovative lithium-ion polymer starter battery, which alone accounts for a weight saving of 10 kg over the predecessor. In total, the weight of the Cayenne has been reduced from 2,040 to 1,985 kilograms.
The third generation Cayenne also offers a significantly increased performance range due to the new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox. Programmed on-road and off-road modes make it easy for the driver to select the right setup for their drive. The new Cayenne also combines three chassis concepts in one new design: sports car, off-roader and touring car. Even on rough terrain, the Cayenne provides a straightforward driving pleasure.
For the first time, the Cayenne offers the optional rear-axle steering. The system, tried and tested both in the 911 and the Panamera, improves agility on bends and stability when changing lanes at high speeds. The reduced turning circle also makes everyday handling of the SUV easier.
The Porsche Advanced Cockpit is fully integrated into the sporty, luxurious atmosphere of the new Cayenne. At the heart of the new display and control concept from Porsche is the 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen from the latest generation of Porsche Communication Management (PCM). A range of digital functions can be operated intuitively – including voice control. The analogue controls on the new centre console are focused on the main functions of the vehicle. Other buttons are harmoniously integrated into the smartphone-like, glass-look touch surface, giving acoustic and haptic feedback when operated. In typical Porsche style, the driver has a central analogue tachometer to view. This is flanked by two 7-inch full-HD displays, which feature all other relevant driving data and additional information selected using the multi-function steering wheel.
This new Porsche SUV is launching in three variants: the Cayenne with a 3-litre V6 turbocharged engine; the Cayenne S with a 2.9-litre V6 twin turbo engine; and the Cayenne Turbo with a 4-litre V8 twin turbo engine. The Cayenne delivers 340 hp and a torque of 450 Nm. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds with a maximum speed of 245 km/h which is 1.1 second and 16 km/h faster than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the Cayenne S delivers 440 hp, achieving a torque of 550 Nm. It also accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds with a maximum speed of 265 km/h. Finally, the Cayenne Turbo brings 550 hp and a torque of 770 Nm, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
More powerful, more dynamic, and more efficient – the new Cayenne makes the Porsche experience even more fascinating and diverse with its versatility, quality, and cutting-edge technology. By bringing sportiness into everyday life, this Porsche SUV remains what it always was: a real sports car.
For more information, contact Porsche Philippines at 7270381 to 85 or visit any Porsche showroom in Alabang, Global City, Greenhills and SM Seaside City Cebu.
The retail price and market launch date vary by region or country. Please contact the Porsche PR Manager of your country in order to receive country-specific information.