Porsche Cayenne, e-Hybrid launched

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2018

Porsche India launched the 2018 Cayenne in India today.

Porsche will position the Taycan below the brand's Panamera sedan when the electric four-door sports vehicle reaches markets next year, with a likely starting price above 80,000 euros (about $92,500).

2018 Porsche Cayenne boasts of several upgrades in terms of style, features and performance while engines also get more powerful over its earlier counterpart.

The cabin of the new Porsche Cayenne SUV is spacious and offers a host of driver and passenger comforts while boot space is increased by 100 liters. Additionally, the Cayenne is available with rear-axle steering and mixed-size tires derived from the 911, which improve agility, stability, and safety. Appearance wise, it takes its design cues from its younger siblings, the Macan, and the new-gen Panamera. At the rear, it gets a new set of LED tail light clusters and an LED light bar that runs across the width of the vehicle. "That's fine for most electric cars but not for a high-performance Porsche".

The Cayenne Turbo is the first SUV in the world to have an adaptive roof spoiler as part of its active aerodynamics. "Porsche Advanced Cockpit shows off increased connectivity and intuitive controls while the central console boasts of a Direct Touch Control, 12.3" touchscreen infotainment system and head up display. This includes a 710 watts Bose sound system, 18-way adjustable seats, leather upholstery and all other luxuries expected from the sports SUV. The standard Cayenne is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that produces 340bhp/450Nm.

The new Cayenne comes with a choice of V6 and V8 petrol engines offering 340bhp and 550bhp on tap, combined with the standard eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The 0-100kmph times are 5.9seconds and 3.9seconds while the top speeds are 245kmph and 286kmph respectively. There is no diesel powertrain even as an option with the new-gen Cayenne.

The Cayenne is Porsche's bestselling model in India and rivals the likes of the Range Rover Sport and the BMW X5 M in our market.

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