The best-selling Porsche today has just been rejuvenated.
The 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show, also known as IAA, was the venue for the introduction of the third generation Porsche Cayenne. It arrives with an all-new look, chassis, and choice of performance.
The first thing the all-new Cayenne offers is an all-new look. It remains true to its original formula – two generations inspired by Porsche’s iconic 911. However, there are some new elements to the Cayenne, including a full-width rear taillight design and a larger grille area below a set of redesigned headlamps. The silhouette has been slightly tweaked for better interior space and cargo management.
As for performance, there will be two models available right off the bat - the Cayenne and the Cayenne S. The Cayenne will offer a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 340 horsepower, along with Porsche Traction Management standard. Upgrading to then Cayenne S raises the bar with a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6, making 440 horsepower. Both models also offer the Tiptronic S eight-speed gearbox as standard.
Then, there is the Cayenne Turbo and its 550 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. With 567 pound-feet of torque, the Cayenne is turned into a formidable SUV capable of not just track performance – 3.7 seconds going 0-60 MPH and a top track speed of 177 MPH – but of high capability for those who use the Cayenne Turbo as a tow vehicle.
The new Cayenne will see further chassis enhancements, including Porsche Active Suspension Management, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, staggered wheel set-up and air suspension for a smoother ride and better load management. The Turbo will receive active aerodynamics, along with surface-coated brakes – the first Porsche to offer this feature.
Inside, the cabin is centered on the Porsche Advanced Cockpit design. It offers the perfect mix of traditional Porsche elements – especially in the instrument binnacle and its five-dial readout – to a large high-definition 12.3-inch touchscreen. The center console will have fewer buttons than before along with two grab handles for a better entry into the Cayenne’s front seats. The Cayenne will continue to seat five with a large and expandable cargo hold.
The new Cayenne is slated to arrive at Porsche South Bay starting in December. The Turbo will arrive in less than a year later.
Be the first to own this all-new and improved Cayenne at Porsche South Bay. We welcome our loyal customers, as well as those who want to be a part of this best-selling SUV of ours!