About PORSCHE CAYENNE

Porsche’s first move outside its SUV range was the Cayenne- the full size SUV that was based on the Audi Q7 platform. Porsche even got the Cayenne Turbo S, which then made become the most powerful Porsche homologated for road use. After a while, it got a diesel version of the Cayenne. Porsche equipped the Cayenne with a 3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel engine with 250 bhp supplied by Audi AG, a subsidiary of the VW Group.

Like the engines on offer, the eight speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission is perfectly prepared for the supreme power and torque to be conveyed to the wheels, with gearshift points adjusting infinitely to the driver's style of motoring and the route he ' or she ' is taking. The spontaneous throttle response and high torque characteristics of this diesel engine deliver the required performance levels for an athletic all-terrain vehicle such as the Cayenne.

The standard features of the Porsche Cayenne include air conditioning with dual-zone climate controls, interior air filter, tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, cruise control, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, outside-temperature indicator, and universal garage door opener. All this is available in the base model as well. The Cayenne GTS added an optional rearview camera, keyless access and start, and memory system. Finally, the most upscale Cayenne Turbo and Turbo S added a navigation system with voice recognition, premium sound system, optional four-zone climate controls, heated rear seats, and six-disc CD changer. The Cayenne S adds a power sunroof and memory for the driver's seat.

The new Porsche Cayenne offers an unrivalled choice of engines in the premium SUV market segment, with Diesel, petrol, turbocharged petrol and Hybrid available. Every Cayenne is a trend-setter in terms of performance and efficiency, courtesy of the principles of Porsche Intelligent Performance; more power on less fuel and greater efficiency.

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
PORSCHE CAYENNE S V8 TIPTRONIC
91.87 Lakhs Get on road price
PORSCHE CAYENNE S HYBRID
98.4 Lakhs Get on road price
PORSCHE CAYENNE GTS
125.35 Lakhs Get on road price
PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO TIPTRONIC
173.95 Lakhs Get on road price
PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S
225.79 Lakhs Get on road price
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
PORSCHE CAYENNE DIESEL
85.45 Lakhs Get on road price
PORSCHE CAYENNE S DIESEL
111.31 Lakhs Get on road price

Specifications

Fuel Type DIESEL
Engine CC 2893
Power 257.6 BHP
Torque 29.3 @ 4,000-6,000 (kgm@rpm)
No Of Cylinders 6
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1335

Our Verdict

In 2002, Porsche released a SUV, namely the Cayenne. It did face a lot of criticism from Porsche fans but in India it went on to do major business. In India, this car is one of Porsche’s bestselling models and in spite of the height and size of this vehicle it still performs like a Porsche which is what gives this SUV its essence. It offers a powerful engine, luxury, marvellous handling and the feel of a Porsche. It might be less catchy on looks but it delivers on the driving front. Though this SUV don’t come cheap, it possesses practicality and nature of a sports car. All in all, the SUV offers luxury combined with driving pleasure.