In India, the 2018 Porsche Cayenne will continue to compete against the the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7 and BMW X5.
The new 2018 Porsche Cayenne is packed with a 3.0L single turbo V6 engine, and the Cayenne S gets a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 motor.
Porsche revealed the third-generation of its most popular SUV – Cayenne – in Stuttgart in August, 2017. The company claims that the SUV’s new-generation model is a completely new development and it will offer a combination of more power and practicality. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne gets new chassis systems, powerful engines and new 8-speed Tiptronic S gearbox enhancing its on-and-off-road capabilities.
The German luxury carmaker has confirmed that it will launch the third-generation Cayenne in India in June, 2018. Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed the engine and feature details of the car. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne carline will be available in two variants – Cayenne and Cayenne S – packed with single and twin turbocharged V6 engines respectively. Design of the SUV is heavily inspired by the iconic 911 sports car. Check Out – ‘Dark Knight’ Batmobile Made From Porsche 911 Turbo S Picture Gallery
– New lightweight chassis
– New horizontal
– Wider headlamps with air intakes
– Staggered tyres
– Different link design for the front and the multilink rear axle”
– New three-dimensional LED light design
– Optional LED Matrix Beam headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PLDS)
– New Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system
– 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen
– Two 7-inch full-HD screens
– ParkAssist including Surround View
– Lane Change Assist
– Traffic Jam Assist
– Traffic Sign Recognition
– Lane Keep Assist
– Porsche InnoDrive
– Optional Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) technology
The Cayenne is the second largest selling Porsche in global markets, and the company’s top selling product in India. Set for a generation change, the SUV has been confirmed to be rolled out in June 2018. Read About – New Porsche Panamera Turbo
|Cayenne||Rs 1 crore|
|Cayenne S||Rs 2.50 crore|
In the luxury SUV space, the new Cayenne will continue take head-to-head against the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Audi Q7, Range Rover Sport and Jaguar F-Pace. Currently, the SUV is available in three variants priced between Rs 99.91 lakh to Rs 2.44 crore(ex-showroom, Delhi). The new 2018 Porsche Cayenne price in India could be slightly higher than the current model. We expect it be come in the price range of Rs 1 crore to Rs 2.50 crore (ex-showroom).
|Engine (Cayenne)||3.0-litre, single-turbo V6|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||6.2 seconds (5.9 sec with Sport Chrono Package)|
|Engine (Cayenne S)||2.9-litre twin-turbo V6|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||5.2 seconds (4.9 sec with Sport Chrono Package)|
|Transmission||8-speed Tiptronic S automatic|
The new 2018 Cayenne model will be a more powerful and efficient product than the current generation – thanks to its comprehensive technological and mechanical developments. Both the variants (Cayenne and Cayenne S) will use the newly-developed V6 petrol engines combined with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox and AWD (all-wheel-drive) system.
The SUV will also get a new 3.0-litre, single-turbo V6 engine making a peak power of 340bhp and 450Nm of torque. It’s the same unit that does duty in the Panamera. The Cayenne is 40bhp more powerful than the current unit. In fact, the torque figure also sees a jump of 50Nm. It can do 0-100kmph in 6.2 seconds and offers a top speed of 244kmph. Porsche offers an optional Sport Chrono Package than enables it to achieve 0-100kmph in just 5.9 seconds. Read More About – New Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster
On the other hand, the 2018 Cayenne S comes fitted with the more powerful 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that’s good enough for 440bhp and 549Nm of torque. It accelerates 0-100kmph in 5.2 seconds, and with the optional Sport Chrono Package it can do in 4.9 seconds only. The S variant has a top speed of 265kmph, thus making it over 6.4kmph faster than the existing one.
A new 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic gearbox is standard across the carline. This new unit is claimed to offer faster response times in its lower gear range that further enhances its on-and-off-road performance. The SUV offers four driving modes – Mud, Sand, Gravel and Rocks. The driver can select suitable chassis settings, drive model and differential locks as per the terrain requirements. The 2018 model year gets fully variable Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive (AWD) system as standard.
The third-generation Porsche Cayenne has been designed on a newly-developed lighter chassis, and that’s the reason it has shredded weight up to 64kgs. The SUV retains original design, though it gets several new styling elements including new horizontal and wider headlamps with air intakes at the front fascia. The car gets staggered tyres with size range of 19 to 21 inches that aid to its overall driving dynamics. For the first time, Porsche has introduced different link design for the front axle and the multilink rear axle on the SUV. Read: Porsche Macan R4 – All You Need To Know
The rear profile is accentuated by a new three-dimensional LED light design featuring signature ‘Porsche’ badge. Both the variants of the SUV get LEDs as standard fitment, while the LED Matrix Beam headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PLDS) are optional.
Compared to the current generation, the interior of the new 2018 Cayenne is more feature-laden. One of the major changes comes in the form of the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system with a 12.3-inch full-HD touchscreen that we have already seen in the new Panamera. One can easily access other control buttons that are integrated into the glass-look touch surface.
There is a central analog tachometer with two 7-inch full-HD screens displaying driving data. The user has an option to select and change the display date using the multi-function steering wheel. With respect to safety, the car gets ParkAssist including Surround View, Lane Change Assist, Traffic Jam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keep Assist and Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control.
Interestingly, the new Cayenne features an optional Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB) technology that includes a cast-iron disc with a tungsten-carbide coating. This special finish not only increases friction values, but reduces wears and brake dust as well. One must note that the PSCB system will be available with only on the high-spec variant with a combination of 20-inch and 21-inch wheels.