It’s finally here. Porsche’s Cayenne facelift is launched in India for a starting price of Rs 1.02 crore ex-showroom Maharashtra.
Confirming the changes made, bumper has grown sharper with more blades quipped in the air ducts. Front grille receives refinement. And major chunk of changes are grown over the headlamps, the new units seen there in the cluster are Bi-Xenon and four-point LED lights, whereas the tail pipes too are fresh. The facelift of Cayenne isn’t an aesthetic appeal only. The features list goes on adding air suspension, four-zone auto climate control, pedal shifters for automatic variant and panoramic sunroof. Inside the cabin, the rear ergonomics is slightly improved to at least provide airy seating arrangement.
Under the hoods, the Cayenne diesel puts out the power of 242bhp and 550Nm of torque which can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds and claims a top-speed of 218kmph. The Cayenne Diesel S arrives with the bigger engine worth of 380bhp from 4.2-litre V8 engine which send the torque of 850Nm and reaches the 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds with a top-speed of 252km/h.
The Cayenne S petrol is stated to be strapped with a twin-turbo 3.6-litre V6 that churns out the 414bhp of max power and 550Nm of torque. It can zip from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds and can clock top speed of 259km/h. Earlier, the Cayenne S was strapped with the V8, but now they have been downsized to this V6 which also powers the Macan.
Now, the top of line, or can be said as flagship, Cayenne Turbo 4.8-litre bi-turbo V8 is compelled to do the 513bhp and 750Nm of torque, accelerating from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds and a top-speed of 279km/h.
Well, only four variants are launched, the other ones like GTS and Turbo S are still left to be unleashed here. If did so, the Mercedes-Benz’s AMG wing may see serious rivals on the roads of India.
Mentioned below is the price list of Porsche Cayenne facelift:
• Porsche Cayenne Diesel – Rs 1.02 crore (ex-showroom Maharashtra)
• Porsche Cayenne S Diesel – Rs 1.18 crore (ex-showroom Maharashtra)
• Porsche Cayenne S (Petrol) – Rs 1.16 crore (ex-showroom Maharashtra)
• Porsche Cayenne Turbo (Petrol) – Rs 1.74 crore (ex-showroom Maharashtra)