The global automotive industry witnessed the launch of the new Porsche Cayenne yesterday in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen from wherever they are in the world, with much gratitude to the advancement of technology.
Debuted via Livestream, the third generation of the German auto marque’s beloved SUV has been designed to deliver both better driving performance and everyday practicality. That begins with an intelligent lightweight construction that shaves off 65kg from the predecessor and a whole range of new releases, including the eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, chassis systems and Porsche Advanced Cockpit display and control concept.
At launch, the Cayenne will be available in two turbocharged six-cylinder petrol powertrains — a three-litre in the Cayenne to offer 340 horses; while the 2.9-litre in the Cayenne S delivers 440bhp. The former accelerates from naught to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds, with a top speed of 245km/h. For even more robust performance, the S version promises a top speed of 265km/h and a century sprint time of 5.2 seconds. And when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the Cayenne S completes 100km in just 4.9 seconds.
“We have completely redeveloped our successful model. It has been visibly and tangibly improved and perfected in all respects. The Cayenne has also been digitalised and networked throughout to give it a forward-thinking design,” says Oliver Blume, chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche AG.
Looks wise, Porsche has also enhanced the SUV’s look by taking inspiration from the brand’s iconic 911, introducing typical sports car features such as mixed tyres and rear-axle steering. Additionally, on-road capabilities of the car have been further improved, thanks to the active all-wheel drive, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system and the newly developed, high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB).
“Our primary objective was to accentuate the character of the vehicle,” says Michael Mauer, director of Style at Porsche AG. “More Porsche, more Cayenne. The new Cayenne is more precise, elegant, athletic and expressive.”
We’re looking forward to taking this out for a spin when it arrives on this side of the world.
For enthusiasts and Porsche fans, the Porsche Museum will also be presenting an exhibition titled New tracks. Every destination. Always Porsche, which will exploring the historical influences on the development of the Cayenne. The showcase, which includes the new model, will be available until February 25, 2018.