A Review of the New 2018 Porsche Cayenne

Fans of the Porsche Cayenne will be happy to know that an updated version of the car is coming soon. It will make its way to the UK market in spring 2018. An E-Hybrid model will also be coming. Here is everything you need to know about this new European brand car.

Design

The new Cayenne’s styling cues are a mix of traditional Porsche details with elements of the Macan and the recently launched Panamera. The headlights evolved from the last Cayenne while the matrix beam LED headlights are just one of the many sophisticated additions to the car. Underneath is a wide grille set. With an increase in dimension, it means that the Cayenne has greater road presence than before.

The Cayenne will sit on the same MLB platform used by the VW Group for the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. However, Porsche fully reworked the layout for its own purpose. Robert Janitzek reveals that it will have a similar wheelbase as the Mk2. However, the overall length increased by 63mm and the roof lower by 9mm. With more horizontal lines at the front end, the Cayenne will have a slightly wider-looking stance.

Interior

The Cayenne will have the same dashboard found in the Panamera. The large center console will still be there but is tidier thanks to the 12.3-inch touchscreen system. It will get access to 48-volt electrics giving the Porsche an option to offer active anti-roll bar set-up increase its handling.

Powertrain

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne will come in two versions—the Cayenne and Cayenne S. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that the Cayenne will use a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 petrol that will deliver 335bhp and 450Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0 – 62 mph in 6.2 seconds with a top speed of 152mph. The Cayenne S, on the other hand, will have a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 434 bhp and 550Nm of torque. It can accelerate 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 165mph.

Porsche is planning to launch faster GTs, Turbo, and Turbo S models. As for the E-Hybrid model, it is currently on its final sign off test in South Africa. While final figures are yet to be revealed, expect the electric car to have an all-electric range of around 30 miles and a powertrain made up of the base Cayenne’s 335bhp turbo V6 combined with a 100kW electric motor and 14kWh battery pack.

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