Next-gen Porsche Cayenne To Be Launched On 17 October In India
German high performance cars manufacturer Porsche, has confirmed the launched of the next- gen Porsche Cayenne on 17th October in the Indian market next month. However, bookings for the new Cayenne already began a while ago, with the first set of cars already sold out in India. The company had earlier announced pricing for the top-spec Cayenne Turbo back in May. The pricing for the 2018 Porsche Cayenne starts from Rs 1.19 crore (ex-showroom, India).
Porsche will launch the new Cayenne in the country in three variants - the Porsche Cayenne S, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and the top-spec Porsche Cayenne Turbo. While the base model comes priced at Rs 1.19 crore (ex-showroom, India), the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid comes with a price tag of Rs 1.58 crore (ex-showroom, India) and the top-spec Porsche Cayenne Turbo can be brought at Rs 1.92 crore (ex-showroom, India).
Under the hood, the three variants come powered by three different engine options. The Porsche Cayenne S comes powered by the 2.9 litre turbo-petrol V6 motor churning out 440 hp and 550 Nm of torque, while the E-Hybrid version has been offered with a 3.0-litre V6 capable of 462 hp and 700 Nm of torque working together with a 14.1 kWh battery. On the other hand, the top of the line Turbo gets a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol motor good for 550 hp and 770 Nm of torque. One thing to notice here is that the automaker has not offered any diesel engine option with either of the variants like the outgoing model.
Based on Volkswagen Group’s MLB-Evo platform, Cayenne shares its platform with other luxury and high- performance SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga and the Lamborghini Urus. In terms of features, the third- gen Porsche Cayenne offers a re-worked grille and features Porsche’s signature four-point LED DRLs in the headlamps, which also now feature the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). The vehicle also borrows a number designing cues from another Porsche car, the Panamera. The car gets a Panamera borrowed continuous light band for the tail-lamps and stop lamps at the rear as well as the Porsche lettering that stretches horizontally across the centre as well.
Not only the exterior, but the interior of the next- gen Cayenne also comes inspired by the Panamera. The features include a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system at the center along with glass-like touch surfaces for the centre console buttons that provide acoustic and haptic feedback. Also, in terms of proportions, the new- gen Cayenne is longer and wider compared to the older model, as well as lighter by up to 65 kg due to the extensive use of aluminium for the body panels though the wheelbase remains the same as the outgoing Cayenne.
As the bookings have already commenced in the country, the deliveries are expected to take place December onwards. Being Porsche’s best-selling model in India, the Porsche Cayenne takes against the likes of the Audi Q7, Bentley Bentayga, Range Rover Sport, VW Touareg, Lamborghini Urus and the BMW X5 M in the Indian market. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for the launched updates of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne.
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