Monday, April 9, 2018

Porsche Philippines Launches All-New 2018 Cayenne


Porsche Philippines revealed the third-generation Cayenne. As with its predecessors, it combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality.

“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 lightweight construction, powerful engines, 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 in superior performance and technology.


The appearance of the Cayenne has been enhanced in the style that runs through the Porsche Design DNA. The enlarged air intakes at the front are clear indicators of the increased performance. The new horizontal light edges mean that the SUV now appears wider and more athletic, even when stationary. With an exterior length increased by 63 millimeters without any change to the wheelbase (2,895 millimeters) and a roof height reduced by nine millimeters compared with its predecessor, the elegant, streamlined impression of the Cayenne, which is 4,918 millimeters long and 1,983 millimeters wide (excluding mirrors), has been noticeably enhanced. The luggage compartment volume is now 770 liters – an increase of 100 liters. The wheels are one inch larger in diameter, with wider tires on the rear axle for the first time, emphasizing the enhanced driving dynamics. The distinctive, three-dimensional Porsche logo spans the redesigned rear lights with three-dimensional light design and end-to-end narrow strip of LEDs.

The third generation Cayenne also offers a significantly increased performance range due to the new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox. 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 straightforward driving pleasure. Programmed off-road modes make it easy for the driver to select the right setup for their drive. The default setting is the Onroad program. Four other modes activate the conditioning for mild off-road terrain: Mud, Gravel, Sand, or Rocks. For the first time, the Cayenne is available with electric 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 center 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.


The new Porsche SUV is launching in three variants. With its 550-horsepower 8-cylinder engine and the driving dynamics of a sports car, the Cayenne Turbo is heading up the new Cayenne generation. In figures: the car accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds (or 3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package), and achieves a top speed of 286 km/h. The Cayenne S is powered by a 2.9-liter, 440-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine. From a standing start, the Cayenne S reaches 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. With the optional Sport Chrono Package, this is reduced to 4.9 seconds. The maximum speed is 265 km/h. The Cayenne with six-cylinder turbo engine and a displacement of three liters delivers 340 horsepower of power. That means that even the standard model achieves outstanding driving performance. The Cayenne accelerates to 100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds, or just 5.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, and achieves a top speed of 245 km/h.

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.

The all-new Cayenne is now available for pre-order. The base Cayenne starts at P 8,500,000 while the Cayenne S starts at 11,500,000. The Cayenne Turbo’s price has yet to be finalized.

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