The Porsche Cayenne GTS is a mid sized luxury crossover SUV that has been in the markets since 2003. The second generation of the vehicle was launched in 2014 with minor changes at the front. This variant is powered by a V6 engine, and boasts impressive performance qualities. It can reach a top speed of 262kmph, and can accelerate from naught to 100kmph within a stunning 5.2 seconds. Although its platform, body frame and doors are comparable to the Touareg, it is uniquely modeled with all other elements of its design. The recently added facelift is a good boost to the look of the vehicle, with a more layered front profile. Its aesthetic profile is designed on aerodynamic grounds, blending its good looks with better performance on the streets. Other impressive aspects of the SUV's body include its wide front air vent, body colored door handles and sporty looking wheel rims. The vehicle reflects well balanced exterior dimensions. It has a height of 1688mm, giving it a larger poise on the roads. Its well toned, robust form carries a length of 4855mm and a width of 1954mm. It has been built with a wheelbase of 2895mm, which allows optimum room for the passengers in the cabin within.
Despite being an SUV, this vehicle inherits the attractive, sporty feel that all of this brand's vehicles are known for. The company's signature headlamps adorn the front. They are incorporated with Bi-Xenon main headlights with LED daytime running lights. It also has black inserts that further adds to the characteristic design of the headlamps. At the bottom of the frontage are a set of wide air intakes. The side profile is emphasized with the 'GTS' logo embedded on the doors. Further, the 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels feature an exclusive black satin finish. The red braking calipers fitted to the disc brakes on wheels are also hard to miss. The wheel arch extensions and the dynamic side skirts are all body colored. The rear section of the vehicle comes with tinted LED tail lights. The ‘Cayenne GTS’ logo is a highlight by the tail section. At last, there are twin tailpipes with a matt black finish.
The cabin is made for a visually fine appeal. The brushed aluminum interior package, as well as the Alcantra design elements of the cabin are exhaling. The GTS sports seats reflect a highly ergonomic design, and come with an 8-way electric adjustment function. The 'GTS' logo is present on the front and rear head restraints. The driver gets the benefit of a multifunction sports steering wheel, which comes with gearshift paddles for optimum ease when shifting gears. The instrument cluster is eye catching in its design and features a 4.8-inch color display. Beside all of these standard features, there are additional options that can be availed. These include decorative seams on the dashboard, upper door panels and armrests in contrasting color and a smooth-finish leather.
Engine and Performance:
The SUV is armed with a 3.6-litre twin-turbo V6 engine. This mill is integrated with direct fuel injection technology. It has a displacement capacity of 3604cc. It fires a maximum power of 440hp and produces a peak torque of 600Nm. The engine is paired with a smart 8-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, with gearshift controls on the steering wheel.
Braking and Handling:
The manufacture incorporates all necessities of its build, including the braking and handling systems. Its front brakes are fitted with six-piston monobloc aluminum fixed brake calipers. Meanwhile, the rear brakes are gifted with four-piston units. As for the chassis arrangement, the front axle gets an extra-large format double wishbone type suspension, which is fully independent. The rear axle is equipped with a multi-link type suspension.
A CDR Plus audio system provides quality entertainment for the passengers. It comes with a 7 inch touchscreen display for optimum convenience. Beside this, there is an integrated radio function, 30 memory presets and speed sensitive volume control facility for the fullest aid to the passengers. The sound system also comes with 10 loudspeakers and a total audio output of 100 watts. There is a digital radio for leisure entertainment needs. Also present for entertainment is a Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment Plus feature. Beside this, there is a telephone module which allows for making phone calls within the cabin, and this is further aided by a Bluetooth keypad hand rest. There is a feature for wireless internet access inside the cabin, a highlight comfort utility offered by this vehicle. Also integrated into the instrument cluster is an electronic logbook for easier accessibility, a voice control feature and online services as well. A loadspace management system assists the passengers in making optimum utility of the luggage compartment. Beside all of this, seat heating is present for the front and rear seats along with ventilation function. The adaptive sports seats come with a memory package, giving the passengers the comfort of having their preferred adjustment stored in the system. In addition to this, there is a driver memory package, along with a 14 way comfort memory package as well. There is a heating function for the steering wheel, ensuring that the driver is relieved of all inconveniences when driving. In addition to all of this, a park assist at the front and rear ensures minimum chances hazards when parking and reversing, and a speed limit indicator keeps the drive within a safe zone. There is a lane change assist and a lane departure warning that make for unparalleled safety at all times. There is also a compass display in the instrument cluster, meeting literally all needs of the passengers in the vehicle.
There are side airbags at the rear, shielding those passengers from critical injuries in case of an emergency. There are ISOFIX child seat mounting points on the front passenger seat for added safety when there are children on board. Beside all of this, there are seatbelts for all the passengers. The headlamps are integrated with a Porsche Dynamic Light System for the fullest visibility in dark roads. There are strong disc calipers for all the wheels, enhancing safety when braking and cornering.
1. Stylish looks and great body design.
3. Sporty interior cabin with many comfort features.
1. The safety features are limited.
3. It could use enhanced convenience features for competing with other luxury crossover models.