The all-new Porsche Cayenne is expected to arrive at our shores in the second half of 2018, as mentioned by Arnt Bayer, CEO of Sime Darby Auto Performance during the launch of the new limited edition Porsche Macan SportDesign.
Porsche first unveiled the third generation Cayenne in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in September 2017, introducing the Cayenne and Cayenne S models. The single-turbo 3.0-litre V6 Cayenne is rated at 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque, while the 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 in the Cayenne S gets a significant gain in power output to 440 hp and 550 Nm. Both models come with active all-wheel drive and a new wide-spread 8-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Two weeks later at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche introduced the new top-of-the-range model, the Cayenne Turbo. The Cayenne Turbo is designed to raise the bar for sporty performance in its segment. The 550 hp, 770 Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine accelerates the Turbo from rest to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 286 km/h.
The Cayenne Turbo is also the first SUV to have an adaptive roof spoiler as a component of its active aerodynamics. The active rear spoiler provides both downforce for cornering grip, as well as an ‘airbrake’ position to reduce braking distance from higher speeds.
Weight reduction of up to 65 kilograms was achieved using an intelligent material mix of aluminium and steel. The all-new platform also incorporates an array of advanced technology - Porsche 4D Chassis Control, electronic roll stabilization and rear wheel steering.
Expect a long and comprehensive options list and package for customers to personalize their new Cayenne once it is on sale in Malaysia in the second half of 2018.
Together with the preview of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo few weeks ago, it is definitely going to be a busy 2018 for Sime Darby Auto Performance.