Porsche Cayenne, a SUV has 4 Petrol car, 1 Hybrid car and 2 Diesel cars available in India. It is out on roads in 14 colours, namely, Auburn Metallic, Basalt Black, Black, Classic Silver, classic Silver metallic, Dark Blue, Dark Grey Metallic, Jet Black, Jet Green, Macadamia, Meteor Grey, Nordic Gold, Sand White and Umber Metallic. Porsche has offered an array of grandeur models in the market across the globe. Porsche Cayenne, a high-end SUV, is amongst its most dynamic and prominent models. This series is available in India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU), and thus the interested buyers would have to get it imported.
The exterior of this luxurious SUV is invincible when compared to other roadsters in the same segment. The appearance of the model clearly shows the ingeniousness of its manufacturers. Its front façade furnishes an artistically sculptured bumper which is endowed with a few air ducts and a huge air intake section which helps the engine in cooling down through its ventilation and ensures enhanced performance. The dual colour scheme bumper is further integrated with a spoiler and is a significant luring highlight of the model. Oval shaped headlight clusters are fixed on the top of hood which is a unique feature for its kind of wagon. These are mounted with turn indicators and bi-xenon headlights. The centre of the bonnet furnishes the iconic insignia of the company complementing its four expressive lines.
Black colour protective stripes fenders are positioned delectably on its sides. The external wing mirrors along with door handles are in body colour. The B and C pillars as well as the window sills are also coated in glossy black scheme. The rear profile does not lack anywhere in looks and presents a stupendous image because of its roof spoiler and muffler cutter. Its grandiose windscreen is mounted with a wiper and a stylish LED third brake light. A thick chrome plated strip decorates the rear showcasing a royal stance. It also features other prominent vitals like a radiant taillight cluster, LED lights, turn indicators, dual tone scheme bumpers with a muffler cutter and chrome plated exhaust pipes.
Interior & Features
The interiors are ornamented with deluxe elements and superior quality material. The black colour scheme complemented with a lot of chrome inserts makes the cabin alluring. The AC vent surrounds and the door handles are bestowed with chrome styling. The cockpit is prettified with wooden inserts and metallic strips accompanied by a well-designed dashboard. The seats are immensely comfortable due to their ergonomically design offering support from thighs to head. High grade leather upholstery covers the electrically adjustable front seats. There is a centre armrest housing a storage compartment in the middle of both seats. The cockpit is equipped with a central console which features various innovative essentials including gearbox console, an AC unit, and power sockets for charging purpose along-with an infotainment system. The instrument panel is endowed with five round shaped clusters which offer essential information about oil pressure, vehicle speed, coolant temperature, fuel levels, tachometer, oil temperature and engine speed. Service interval reminder, external temperature and other important warning lights are displayed on meticulously integrated 4.5 inch TFT colour screen.
Engine and Transmission
This model series is available in two petrol and diesel engine variants. A 3.6-litre engine with a direct fuel injection system is integrated in the entry level petrol trim with a potential of producing maximum power of 420bhp and a peak torque of 550Nm. On the contrary, the top-end petrol trim is backed by a 4.8-litre engine that yields a peak power of 520bhp and a maximum torque of 750Nm. The entry level diesel variant is incorporated with an omnipotent 3.0-litre engine with a capacity of producing maximum power of 245bhp and a peak torque of 550Nm. On the other hand, the high-end diesel trim is powered by a 4134cc power plant that generates a maximum power of 385bhp and a torque output of 850Nm. An 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission gearbox is dexterously paired in all the variants stimulating proportional torque output to all four wheels and providing an impeccable performance.
The 3189 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 15.1 kmpl, while the Hybrid variant offers a mileage of 29.41 kmpl and Petrol variant delivers a mileage of 10.5 kmpl, respectively.
Performance and Handling
The entry level diesel variant reaches 100 Kmph in 7.8 seconds and can achieve a maximum speed of 218 Kmph. It produces a minimum mileage within the range of 11.9 to 15.15 Kmpl, depending upon the road conditions. Its high-end diesel variant can deliver a top speed of 252 Kmph and accelerate to 100 Kmph in approx. 5.7 seconds. It provides a peak mileage of 13.69 kmpl on highways. The entry level petrol variant has the capability to achieve a top speed of 242 Kmph and reaches a speed mark of 100 Kmph in 6.5 seconds delivering a mileage of approximately 11.49 to 12.65 Kmpl. Its other petrol trim can reaches 100 Kmph speed mark in about 4.5 seconds with the top attainable speed being 283 Kmph and offering a peak mileage of 12.5 Kmpl.
The wagon vies closely with Mercedes Benz GL Class, BMW X5 and Audi Q7.