This German car maker has produces several sophisticated models for the global automobile market. One such enigmatic model developed by this maker is none other than Porsche Cayenne. This is a high end SUV model that comes in a total of two petrol and diesel variants. On the other hand, the manufacturer is planning to introduce a hybrid version, which will help this SUV to be more competitive in the segment. At present, the manufacturer is offering this entire series in India as a completely built-in unit (CBU), which is the reason why it is so expensive in the market. To start with the diesel versions, its entry level trim is powered by a 3.0-litre mill, while the other variant is equipped with and a 4.1-litre engine. Both these motors are mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission gearbox. Coming to the petrol trims, its S trim is fitted with a 3.6-litre motor and the Turbo trim houses a 4806cc mill under the hood. This luxury SUV is all about advanced technology, sheer luxury and remarkable performance all together makes it a stand out performer in its class. This model series is blessed with a sophisticated Porsche traction management system that works in collaboration with active all-wheel drive mechanism that improve the agility by reducing the loss of traction. This system also monitors the status of the vehicle, especially in terms of its torque distribution and increases the stability of the vehicle in every driving scenario. This vehicle looks stylish front every single angle, as it inherits the signature design philosophy of the brand. Like several models of this company, its bonnet is surrounded by expressively sculptured headlight cluster, while the radiator grille is positioned in the front bumper. Coming to the insides, this vehicle has an astounding cabin design, which is made with extensive use of leather. Furthermore, there are brushed metallic accents given on the dashboard, The automaker has also bestowed this luxury SUV series with innovative protective functions including Porsche ceramic composite brake. This system comprises of front discs brakes, which are loaded with six piston monobloc aluminum fixed calipers. At the same time, its rear discs are coupled to four-piston fixed calipers, which all together provide a stress-free driving experience irrespective of weather conditions. In terms of interior features, this SUV is equipped with innovative aspects like CRD audio system that includes a high resolution 7-inch touchscreen color display. It also supports navigation system and helps you to select the functions and several controls of the car. This model series is also equipped with a versatile PCM central control system that is quite simple to operate. It also provides all information along with communication functions. However, there are options for the buyers to choose from several advanced aspects including Bose surround sound system, rear seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, and voice control function. Apart from these, the manufacturer is also offering several other aspects like leather upholstery, adjustable seats and a few other comfort based features as optional fitments. This vehicle is now competing with the likes of Mercedes Benz GL Class, Audi Q7, and BMW X5 in the country's automobile market.
There is no doubt that the appearance of this luxury SUV looks to be stunning as compared to other vehicles in the segment. It inherits the design philosophy of the automaker owing to the swanky cosmetics it has all round. To start with its front facade, this luxury SUV is fitted with a uniquely sculptured bumper featuring a massive air intake section along with a couple of air ducts. This provides better ventilation for engine cooling and thus, contributes for enhanced performance. The air ducts are further equipped with LED DRLs that further enhances the brand appeal. Its front bumper is in a dual color scheme and is integrated with a spoiler. Unlike the most of the vehicles, its headlight clusters have been placed on top of the hood that emphasizes the company's design language. They have oval shape and are equipped with bi-xenon headlamps along with turn indicator as well. Its bonnet has four expressive lines, which compliments the iconic company's insignia, which is positioned in the center. Coming to the side facet, this vehicle is blessed with massive fenders, which have black colored protective stripes. They are further equipped with a set of lightweight alloy wheels that renders a stylish look to its side facet. Its door handles along with its external wing mirrors are garnished in an attractive body color, whereas its B along with C pillars and window sills are done up in glossy black scheme. Coming to the rear end, this vehicle looks stunning owing to its attractive features like roof spoiler and muffler cutter. Its windscreen is massive and is accompanied by a stylish LED third brake light along with a wiper as well. Like its windscreen, the tailgate is also large and is decorated with company's badge along with variants lettering. In addition to these, it is also decorated with a thick chrome plated strip that renders a regal stance to its rear facet. Surrounding this is the radiant taillight cluster that has swept-back style. It is further incorporated with LED lights and turn indicators. Like its front bumper, its rear one too is in a dual tone scheme and it is skilfully fitted with a muffler cutter along with a pair of chrome plated exhaust pipes.
The manufacturer has built this vehicle with an overall length measuring at 4846mm along with an impressive width of 1939mm. It has an overall height that stands at 1705mm while the ground clearance is at 268mm, which is impressive for an SUV.
This model series is blessed with a luxurious interior cabin that is made using premium grade material like leather. The manufacturer has done up its internal cabin with an eye-soothing black color scheme and is further highlighted by a lot of chrome inserts. Its cockpit gets a neatly structured dashboard, which is beautifully decorated with wood inserts along with brushed metallic strips. Additionally, its door handles along with the AC vent surrounds also have chrome garnish, which emphasizes the regal stance of the cabin. All the rows are fitted with ergonomically designed seats, which offer better support all the way from thighs to head. Both the front seats have electrical adjustment facility and they have been covered with premium grade leather upholstery. These seats are also accompanied by a center armrest that houses a storage compartment. The main attraction of this vehicle is its cockpit wherein, its central console houses several advanced features like an AC unit, gearbox console, infotainment system, and power sockets. The instrument panel on the dashboard is designed with five round shaped clusters that provide all the essential information relating to the vehicle speed, oil pressure, fuel levels, coolant temperature, oil temperature, tachometer, engine speed, and other such aspects. Furthermore, it is also fitted with a 4.5-inch TFT color screen that displays external temperature, service interval reminder and several other warning lights. Like its windscreen, the tailgate is also large and is decorated with company's badge along with variants lettering. In addition to these, it is also decorated with a thick chrome plated strip that renders a regal stance to its rear facet. Surrounding this is the radiant taillight cluster that has swept-back style. It is further incorporated with LED lights and turn indicators. Like its front bumper, its rear one too is in a dual tone scheme and it is skilfully fitted with a muffler cutter along with a pair of chrome plated exhaust pipes.
The manufacturer is offering this model series with an array of advanced comfort features as standard. The list includes sun visors for driver and front passengers, 8-way electrically adjustable front seats, remote central locking, storage pockets on each seat backrest, manually dim-able interior mirrors, rear screen heating with auto-off function, tilt adjustable steering wheel and rear screen heating with auto-off function. This model series is also blessed with a standard automatic air conditioning system that includes an independent temperature control for both the front occupants. However, buyers can replace this unit with a 4-zone automatic climate control system, which is available as an optional feature. This model series is also blessed with a cruise control system, which is helpful to maintain the set speed constant. While the buyers can opt for an adaptive cruise control system that can deal with the obstacles caused on roads by applying brakes. Apart from these, the manufacturer is also offering numerous sophisticated comfort features as optional for the buyers to choose from. Those optional features include 8-way adjustable power seats, front seats with ventilation, smokers package, cargo management system, driver's seat with memory function, a reversing camera including park assist for front and rear along with lane change assistance.
This is arguably one of the most spacious SUVs available in its class, but the seating arrangement is available only for five occupants. There is ample leg, shoulder along with head room available inside the cabin, which makes the journey quite comfortable. It has an impressive luggage storage space of 670 litres that can be extended further up to 1780 litres by folding the rear seat back rest. In addition to these, it is also fitted with a massive fuel tank that has a total storage capacity of 85 litres. However, it can be replaced with an optional 100 litre tank as well.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The manufacturer is offering all the variants in this model series with a sophisticated 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission gearbox that enables the motor to deliver a flawless performance. The entry level diesel variant, which is bestowed with a V6, 3.0-litre engine can break the 100 Kmph mark in 7.8 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 218 Kmph. While its high end diesel variant, which is powered by a V8 mill can achieve a top speed of 252 Kmph. In the meantime, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph speed mark in just 5.7 seconds. The entry level petrol variant is capable of reaching a top speed of 242 Kmph and can break the 100 Kmph mark in just 6.5 seconds. While the other petrol trim, which is housed with a massive 4806cc petrol mill requires only about 4.5 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed mark. At the same time, it can reach a top speed in the range of 278 to 283 Kmph.
Engine and Performance
Like mentioned above, this luxury SUV series is available with two petrol and diesel engine options. Its entry level petrol trim is houses a 3.6-litre engine is incorporated with a direct fuel injection system. It has 6-cylinders and 24-valves that displaces 3604cc. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 420bhp at 6000rpm along with a maximum torque of 550Nm between 1350 to 4500rpm. While the top end petrol trim is blessed with a 4.8-litre engine that comprises of 8 cylinders and 32-valves. This 4806cc mill can unleash a maximum power of 520bhp at 6000rpm that yields a peak torque of 750Nm between 2250 to 4000rpm. On the other hand, its entry level diesel trim is fitted with a 3.0-litre engine under the hood that displaces 2967cc. This engine has six cylinders, each of which have 4 valves. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 245bhp at 3800 to 4400rpm that results in a pounding torque of 550Nm between 1750 to 2750rpm. The manufacturer has fitted its high end diesel trim with a 4134cc power plant that is incorporated with a direct fuel injection system. It has a total of 8-cylinders and 32-valves, which are based on DOHV valve configuration. It can develop a maximum power of 385bhp at 3750rpm and results in a superior torque output of 850Nm between 2000 to 2750rpm. All these petrol and diesel motors have been skillfully paired to an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission gearbox that delivers torque output to all four wheels.
This luxury SUV is currently available with two diesel and two petrol engine options for the buyers to choose from. The entry level diesel trim is fitted with a 2967cc motor that has hydraulic valve adjustment system. This mill is capable of producing a minimum mileage in the range of 11.9 to 15.15 Kmpl depending upon the road condition. While the high end diesel version is fitted with a 4134cc engine can give away a peak mileage in the range of 13.69 kmpl on expressways. The entry level petrol mill houses a 3.6-litre engine under the hood that has the capability to produce a mileage in of approximately 11.49 to 12.65 Kmpl. However, its top end trim is blessed with a 4.8-litre engine that can give away a peak mileage of 12.5 Kmpl.
Power of Porsche Cayenne
There are two diesel variants available in the series among which, the entry level trim houses a 2967cc diesel engine. This is a V6 mill, which is capable of producing a maximum power of 240bhp in combination with a pounding torque of 550Nm. While the top end S Diesel trim is fitted with a 4134cc mill that has the ability to churn out 382bhp and yields a pounding torque output of 850Nm. On the other hand, its entry level petrol variant is fitted with a 3604cc petrol engine that comprises of six cylinders. This mill is capable of producing 420bhp of power in combination with a mammoth torque of 5500Nm. On the other hand, the S trim is fitted with a 4.8-litre petrol engine that belts out a superior power of 520bhp in combination with a hammering torque output of 750Nm.
Stereo & Accessories
This vehicle is available with an advanced CRD audio system as a standard feature that includes various features like CD changer, Radio and so on. However, buyers can customize this SUV with a few additional set of accessories and equipments. The manufacturer is offering features like a Burmester high-end surround sound system as an optional fitment. It includes 16-loud speakers and 16-channel amplifier with a total sound output of 1000 watts. Also there is an option to choose a 585 watt high end Bose surround sound system that has 14 superior quality speakers. At the same time, buyers can also opt for a six disc CD/DVD autochanger along with rear seat entertainment system, a TV tuner, universal audio interface, HD TV reception, and a proficient car connect function. In addition to these, the can also choose features like “Home link” system (garage door opening), lane change assist, 18-way power adjustable seats with comfort memory, a reverse parking assistance package and so on.
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Braking & Handling
The manufacturer has blessed this model series with air suspension featuring ride height control, self leveling and active suspension management system. Under this mechanism, its front axle is paired with double wishbone, whereas its rear axle is fitted with multi-link axle type of suspension. In terms of braking, all its four wheels have been fitted with disc brakes that are further accompanied by red brake calipers. In addition to these, it also gets Porsche ceramic composite brakes as optional feature. This disc braking mechanism is assisted by anti lock braking system.
Safety & Security
This model series is blessed with several sophisticated protective aspects that includes side impact protection beams in each door, side airbags in both front seats, curtain and full size airbags, 3-point automatic seat belts with pre-tensioner, roll-over detection system for deployment of airbags, electric parking brake and ISOFIX anchor points. This SUV is also blessed with bumper system comprising of 2-deformation elements along with high strength cross-members that absorbs the impact caused in case of an accident. The manufacturer has also installed an advanced electronic engine immobilizer system with in-key transponder along with two-stage locking and an alarm system. It also features ultrasonic interior surveillance, which safeguards the vehicle from theft and unauthorized access.
Both the entry level diesel and petrol variants in this series have been blessed with a sturdy set of 18-inch alloy wheels, which are covered with 255/55 R18 sized tubeless radial tyres. On the other hand, its top end variants have been bestowed with 19 inch alloy wheels that are embraced with 265/50 R19 sized tubeless radial tyres.
1. Sophisticated safety features are a big plus.
2. Performance and power of engine is remarkable.
3. Acceleration as well as pickup of all variants is good.
4. Exterior appearance is quite appealing.
5. Off-road performance is very satisfying.
1. Several other comfort features can be offered as standard.
2. Initial cost of ownership is too high.
3. Lesser presence of authorized service stations is a minus.
4. Cost of maintenance and spare parts is expensive.
5. Fuel economy is below par in comparison with its competitors.
Porsche Cayenne price
|99,91,000 ||1,08,50,000 ||1,04,64,000 ||- ||- ||- ||1,09,52,000
|1,04,00,000 ||1,10,81,000 ||1,06,87,000 ||- ||- ||1,05,25,840 ||1,11,85,000
|S Diesel |
|1,21,00,000 ||1,34,55,000 ||1,29,77,000 ||- ||- ||1,22,46,410 ||1,35,82,000
|1,18,50,000 ||1,30,67,000 ||1,26,02,000 ||- ||- ||1,19,93,385 ||1,31,90,000
|S Hybrid |
|1,59,16,000 ||92,66,866 ||91,05,000 ||- ||- ||92,66,866 ||92,66,866
|1,70,00,000 ||1,51,87,000 ||1,46,47,000 ||- ||- ||- ||1,53,30,000
|1,78,00,000 ||1,91,77,000 ||1,84,95,000 ||- ||- ||1,80,15,380 ||1,93,58,000
|Turbo S |
|2,43,68,000 ||2,57,77,000 ||2,48,60,000 ||- ||- ||- ||2,60,19,000