Porsche India launches updated Cayenne; priced from INR 1.04 Crore

Porsche India has launched the updated Cayenne at a starting price of INR 1.04 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Offered in four variants namely the Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S and the range-topping Cayenne Turbo, the luxury SUV is available in dealerships across the country from today onwards.

Speaking on the occasion, Anil Reddi, Director, Porsche India, said, “The new Porsche Cayenne embodies the ultimate Porsche traits, class-leading performance and outstanding driveability. No matter the road conditions, the new Cayenne delivers a unique automotive experience and we expect our customers to share in the excitement around this thrilling evolution.”

In terms of exterior changes, the new Cayenne boasts a larger front-grille, redesigned bumper incorporating more blades in the air ducts for better cooling, revised front wings, as-well-as grown-up hood, which provides the vehicle a bolder stance. While the Diesel and S Diesel versions gets Bi-xenon headlights four-point LED Daytime running lamps as standard, the Turbo model comes equipped with LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). Moreover, changes at the rear includes new angular tail-lamps, updated tailgate and exhaust pipes installed redesigned bumper.

On the inside, its a typical Porsche, with plush feel and driver-focused dash layout. The SUV features a new multifunction sport steering wheel, same as the 918 Spyder, offering shift paddles as standard. The rear seating system is even more comfortable, with optional seat ventilation now available for the first time.

Powering the Cayenne S is a new 3.6-litre bi-turbo V6 engine, rated at 420 bhp and 550 Nm of peak torque. The unit comes as a replacement for the earlier naturally-aspirated 4.8-litre V8. With its standard eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the Cayenne S accelerates from zero to 100 kmph in just 5.5 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than its predecessor. 

The Cayenne diesel variants, comes with 3.0-litre V6 engine, good for 245 bhp along 550 Nm of peak torque. The SUV sprints zero to 100 kmph in 7.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 218 kmph. While the other diesel variant- the Diesel S houses a 4.2-litre V8 engine, that churns out 385 bhp and 850 Nm. From a standstill, it reaches 100 kmph in mere 5.4 seconds and its top speed is 252 kmph with fuel consumption of 8.0 l/100 km.

The top of the line, Cayenne Turbo, gets its power from a mighty 4.8-litre bi-turbo V8 mill, that produces 520 bhp and 750 Nm of torque. This lets the Cayenne Turbo accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in a mere 4.5 seconds and the top speed is 279 kmph.

Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) :

Cayenne Diesel : INR 10,400,000
Cayenne S Diesel : INR 12,100,000
Cayenne S : INR 11,850,000
Cayenne Turbo : INR 17,800,000

Source : CarDekho