The High-tech Mk3 Porsche Cayenne SUV has been revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Mk3 Porsche Cayenne is an important car for the brand. The Cayenne SUV range is responsible for making Porsche one of the most profitable car makers in the world, and its existence means Porsche has had the money to be able to continue building some of the best sports cars on the planet.
The Mk3, which has now been revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, promises to be closer in spirit to the company’s sports cars than ever.
The Cayenne’s styling cues are a mix of traditional Porsche details with elements of the Macan and recently launched Panamera in its design. The headlights are an evolution of the last Cayenne, while matrix beam LED headlights are just one of the hi-tech additions to the car. There’s a wide grille set underneath, while an increase in dimensions means the Cayenne has greater road presence than before.
The Cayenne has the same wheelbase as the Mk2, but the car’s overall length increases by 63mm and the roof is 9mm lower. Coupled with the increased use of horizontal lines at the front end, this gives the Cayenne a slightly wider-looking stance. The car’s profile is largely similar, although the marginally longer rear overhang boosts boot space by 100 litres, with 770 litres on offer in five-seat mode.
Inside, the Cayenne uses a dashboard that’s similar to the one found in the Panamera. There’s a large centre console as before, although it’s far tidier thanks to the 12.3-inch touchscreen system now used. Like the Q7 and Bentayga, the Cayenne gets access to 48-volt electrics, and this means Porsche is able to offer an active anti-roll bar set-up on the options list to boost the Cayenne’s handling.
There will only be two versions of Cayenne at launch, the Cayenne and Cayenne S. The first uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 petrol that makes 335bhp and 450Nm of torque. This is enough to take the car from 0-100 kmh in 6.2 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 245kmh.The Cayenne S gets a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 with 434bhp and 550Nm. This model can manage 0-100kmh in 5.2 seconds (or 4.9 seconds if you add the Porsche Sport Chrono option with launch control) and a 265kmh top speed.
You can order a new Cayenne now, although deliveries won’t commence until April. Do you like the look of the new Porsche Cayenne? Let us know in the comments section below…