German luxury carmaker Porsche has launched the third generation of the Cayenne SUV along with the e-Hybrid version in India.
Developed ground-up, the Cayenne moved to the new MLB Evo platform and carries an evolutionary design along with updated interiors. Appearance wise, it takes its design cues from its younger siblings, the Macan, and the new-gen Panamera. Additionally, the Cayenne is available with rear-axle steering and mixed-size tires derived from the 911, which improve agility, stability, and safety. At the rear, it gets a new set of LED tail light clusters and an LED light bar that runs across the width of the vehicle. The wheelbase, however, remains the same as the outgoing Cayenne's. The SUV has a tailgate with an integrated spoiler and quad-exhausts. Additional enhancements to the third generation also include intelligent assistance systems and further connectivity features to offering the improved driver and passenger comfort.
Moving to the interior, the new Cayenne comes with a redesigned dashboard featuring a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a revised centre console. There are plenty of driving aids as well. The standard Cayenne is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that produces 340bhp/450Nm. The Cayenne Turbo accelerates from zero to 100kmph in 3.9 seconds (with the Sport Chrono Package) and has a top speed of 286kmph. Meanwhile, the E-Hybrid comes with a 335bhp 3.0-litre V6 paired with a 136bhp electric motor.
Porshe previously said that the upcoming Taycan EV would have a price roughly in line with the base Panamera, but the German brand has now decided to make it even less expensive, according to Automotive News Europe.
Deliveries of the new Cayenne variants are likely to commence shortly.