The new Porsche Cayenne combining more power and torque with lower fuel consumption, improved styling and body, sharper design and clear lines was launched in Abu Dhabi recently by Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, Ali & Sons Co LLC at a special event at the Emirates Palace Hotel attended by more than 500 VIP customers.
The event also showcased the latest model line-up including the Boxster and Cayman GTS, Macan and 911 Targa which were among the key highlights of the event.
Commenting on the new launches, Ahmed bin Ali Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Porsche Centre Abu Dhabi, Ali & Sons Co LLC remarked: “The story of Porsche as a brand in the region is a genuine success story and I am proud to announce another year of commendable growth. A large part of our success is driven by our powerful and athletic Cayenne, which has an unrivalled and continually evolving twelve-year success story. With the launch of the new Cayenne, we expect sustained growth as the model continues to underline its position as a true sports car amongst SUVs.”
The new Cayenne features a series of improvements including suspension enhanced comfort and driving dynamics and control systems. Five new models were introduced in the Cayenne range this year including Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and – as a world premiere – the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. It offers outstanding fuel consumption and emission values in the premium SUV segment: 3.4 liters per 100 kilometers and 79 g/km CO2 are figures that speak for themselves, especially considering that it is a vehicle with all-wheel drive. Together with the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder, Porsche is the only manufacturer worldwide to offer three plug-in hybrid models.
The success story of the Cayenne began in 2002 when it made the idea of a sports car in the SUV segment a reality. All Cayenne models boast lower fuel consumption and improved performance, increased performance and torque coupled with lower fuel consumption: this is no contradiction for Porsche. The familiar engines have been upgraded and optimized for the Cayenne. They consume less fuel than their direct predecessors and yet have improved performance figures. The Porsche designers have given the Cayenne a sharper and clearer design in its latest guise. At the same time the design emphasizes the proximity of the Cayenne to the road and underlines its sports car character.
The rear of the new Cayenne in particular has been clearly modified. The rear lights now have a flatter and more precise design. Like the LED daytime running lights at the front, the brake lights have a four-part design. Registration plate recess, handle strip and lighting are integrated even more elegantly in the tailgate. What’s more, the new tailgate takes up the shape of the rear lights and continues it via a precise horizontal light-refracting edge. This underscores the width of the vehicle and gives it a more powerful road stance. The new design of the exhaust tailpipes that are integrated in the lower rear panel also contributes to this.
New exterior and interior colors are available for all models. Highlights include the exterior colors carrara white metallic and palladium metallic that are available for all models. All models can be ordered with an interior in the two-color combination black/luxor beige at no extra charge. Dark walnut-burr trim is a new optional feature available for the interior.
All Cayenne models come with an interface for the connection of external audio sources. Porsche Car Connect offering simple and quick access to all kinds of different vehicle information and control of various functions via the Porsche Car Connect smartphone app is available as an option for the new Cayenne for the first time and a standard feature in the Cayenne S.