Doha: Firmly cemented in its position as a sports car among SUVs, the new Porsche Cayenne is poised to redefine the segment with a sharpened design, enhanced efficiency and an extensive selection of exciting features as standard. With more power and comfort than ever before, the new Cayenne is extending the brand’s heritage of performance excellence and showcasing the latest evolution of Porsche design DNA.
The new generation Cayenne will launch in five versions: Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and, for the first time, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. This model, together with the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder, make Porsche the world’s only carmaker to offer three plug-in hybrid models.
Adding to the new Cayenne’s attributes, all derivative engine versions now boast upgraded performance figures as well as superior fuel economy compared to that of previous versions. The Cayenne S will showcase an entirely new 3.6-litre V6 biturbo engine fully developed by Porsche.
The Cayenne is not only boosting profitable growth at Porsche, it is also creating a solid economic foundation for investments in future generations of sports cars. First introduced in 2002 the model set a new standard as the superior sports car in the SUV segment. Sales have exceeded all expectations with over 579,000 units produced since its launch.
In its latest version, Porsche engineers have given the Cayenne an even sharper design with precise lines and purposefully placed light refracting edges. Front body, front wings, bonnet and air blades are also newly shaped.
At first glance, the new Cayenne is a Porsche through and through with its bi-xenon headlights and four-point LED daytime running lights. The layout of the model’s rear lights creates a three-dimensional effect with the brake lights designed in four elements. The license plate, boot handle and lights are now integrated more elegantly into the boot lid. In addition to other modifications, the newly developed exhaust tailpipes are now incorporated in the lower rear section, while an automatically activating boot lid is fitted as standard.
In the interior, much of the layout has been shaped around the driver, with a new multifunction sport steering wheel featuring shift paddles as standard. The rear seating system is even more comfortable, with optional seat ventilation now available for the first time.
The new Cayenne models can be ordered as of now. First vehicles will arrive at Porsche Centre Doha on October 11, 2014, delivering high-end dynamic performance with the typical Porsche spread of efficiency, undiminished ride comfort and exclusive features fitted as standard.
The basic retail prices in Qatar are as follows:
Cayenne S: QR321,700, Cayenne Turbo: QR 514,000, Cayenne Diesel: QR270,600, Cayenne S Diesel: QR326,700, Cayenne S E-Hybrid: QR314,800.