2018 Porsche Cayenne is lighter, faster, more efficent and performance oriented than before, making it the ideal SUV for enthusiasts
Porsche unveiled the latest version of the Cayenne in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. The brand’s successful SUV model, of which more than 760,000 units have been sold since 2002, is a completely new development and entirely fresh. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne now combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with everyday practicality and despite its extended range of standard equipment, the Cayenne is up to 55 kilograms lighter thanks to its intelligent lightweight construction.
The third generation of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne features powerful turbo engines, a new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox and new chassis systems, as well as an innovative Porsche Advanced Cockpit display and control concept which all take things to the next level.
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne comes with a six-cylinder turbo engine and displacement of three litres, delivers 340 hp, 40 hp (29 kW) more than the previous model, as well as developing 450 Nm of torque. This all results in a zero to 100 km/h time of 6.2 seconds (5.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and a top speed of 245 km/h. Based heavily on the iconic 911 sports car, the SUV now features mixed tyres and rear-axle steering for the first time.
On-road capabilities of the model are also further improved by active all-wheel drive as standard, 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).
2018 Porsche Cayenne is offering host of new interior features and a refreshed layout. Porsche is said to loose the diesel engines very soon so we expect the emphasis in the petrol section very soon. The manufacturer however will continue with diesel for couple of years. India launch will commence with diesel and stay diesel for a long time before petrol and hybrid models come in. Expect India pricing to be on par with the new one which should be around Rs. 1.0 crore and more. Poresche will offer numerous and large list of accessories to choose from.