Porsche India has produced striking vehicles in the market that has attracted many car enthusiasts. One among them is Cayenne, which is one of their best selling sports utility vehicles globally. It is being sold in several variants, among them Porsche Cayenne Turbo is the mid range variant. It is bestowed with a 4.8-litre petrol engine and is incorporated with an exhaust gas turbocharging unit with 'charge air cooling'. It helps in providing an incredible road performance. This variant has a sporty external appearance that can certainly lure a number of buyers. The front facade looks quite stylish with a well designed headlight cluster and a sleek bonnet at the tip of which, the company logo is neatly embossed. In terms of interiors, the company has given it various advanced features, which offers high level of convenience to its occupants. The center console is in a stylish design and there is a three spoke steering wheel that is quite responsive and reduces the efforts of driver. The gear lever is positioned close to the steering wheel, which enables quick gear changes for fast and sporty drive. On the whole, its interiors have a balanced blend of functionality and design, which will lure any car admirer. As far as its safety is concerned, it is loaded with many advanced features that ensure maximum protection of the vehicle and its passengers as well. Some of these include Porsche stability management, airbags, anti-theft protection, hill start assist and a few others features as well. The company is selling this SUV with a standard warranty of two years or 160000 Kilometers, whichever comes first. Moreover, it has 12 year corrosion warranty against perforation in the body shell, which is a big plus point.
The company has given this variant an eye catching outer appearance that catches attention of numerous buyers. Its frontage is elegantly designed with well-lit headlight cluster, which is incorporated with powerful bi-xenon headlamps. The owners can also opt for bi-xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering lights. The LED daytime running lights are also integrated separately into the cluster, which gives it a distinct look. The body colored bumper houses a large air intake section. It is accompanied by a protective cladding, which helps in preventing the vehicle from minor damages. Coming to its side profile, it comes with neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a modish set of alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres that provides superior grip on any road conditions. The exterior mirrors are electrically foldable and integrated with LED side turn blinker. The rear end is designed in a splendid way, wherein the trendy tail light cluster blends harmoniously with the overall design. It has twin tail pipes that are made of stainless steel, while the diffusers are in black color.
The manufacturer has given this variant a plush internal cabin with a number of advanced features. The design is based on a intelligent operating concept. Its dashboard has a sporty three spoke steering wheel that is positioned appropriately in a way to suit the driver. It also includes an instrument cluster that comes with a TFT color screen that displays all the necessary information and makes it quite convenient to the driver. The company has given it silver finished air vents, center console, door release levers and parking lever tip, which gives the cabin a classy look. The steering wheel, gear lever as well as door pull inlays are all wrapped with fine quality leather. In terms of seating, it is incorporated with ergonomically designed, which are quite comfortable. These seats are electrically adjustable and come with massage function as well. On the other hand, the cabin is also equipped with some utility based aspects like clothes hooks on seat backrests, two individual cup holders, storage compartment in each door and lockable glove compartment to name a few.
Engine and Performance:
The company has fitted this variant with a powerful 4.8-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 4806cc. It comprises of eight cylinders receives fuel through high pressure direct fuel injection technology. This motor is incorporated with an advanced hydraulic valve adjustment and electronic engine management system. This power plant is capable of unleashing a whopping power output of 520bhp at 6000rpm that results in a hammering torque of 750Nm in the range of 2250 to 4000rpm. This engine is coupled with an advanced eight Tiptronic S automatic transmission gearbox. It enables the vehicle to attain a maximum speed of 279 Kmph and can cross the speed mark of 100 Kmph in close to 4.5 seconds from a standstill.
Braking and Handling:
The company has given this utility vehicle a highly proficient braking mechanism, which performs exceptionally well in all conditions. All the four wheels are fitted with a set of internally vented and cross drilled brake discs, which are further loaded with four piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers that improve its performance. Apart from these, it also has electric parking brake, which can be activated and deactivated manually. As far as its suspension mechanism is concerned, it is bestowed with a lightweight spring strut type of mechanism on both its front and rear axles. The internal cabin is incorporated an advanced electromechanical power assisted steering system with variable steering ratio, which reduces the efforts required by the driver by providing precise response.
This variant is bestowed with several advanced comfort features, which certainly ensure a fatigue free driving experience. It has an automatic air conditioning system with dual zone settings that keeps the entire ambiance pleasant. The car maker is offering cruise control system that helps to stay within the speed limit and reduces fuel consumption by maintaining a constant speed on the highways. The cabin is equipped with an advanced audio system, which also has a touchscreen display with various controls. It features CD player, radio with FM tuner and speed sensitive volume control. Apart from these, it is equipped with several sophisticated comfort features, which are all four power windows with one touch operation, electrically adjustable mirrors with heating function, integral headrests on seats, storage compartment on each doors, vanity mirrors in both sun visors, reversing camera and cup holders.
The car maker has incorporated it with an advanced anti theft protection system, which features as standard an engine immobilizer with in-key transponder and a contact sensing exterior protection. The company has given it an innovative Porsche Stability Management (PSM) system, which automatically maintains stability, even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Another most important safety aspect is its roll over protection system featuring ultra-high strength steel protection elements. In addition to these, it is blessed with some standard aspects like two stage airbags, three point inertia seat belts, ISOFIX points and central locking system with remote control.
1. Safety features are at par with other competitors.
2. Reliable engine performance with decent acceleration and pick up.
1. Ground clearance can still be improved.
2. Sun/Moon roof can be given as standard.