Porsche unveiled today the brand new generation of the Cayenne and announced its official debut for this year’s Geneva Motor Show. As a premiere, the new generation of the Cayenne introduces the hybrid version in the Cayenne S Hybrid, capable to deliver impressive fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle of just 8.2 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 34.4 mpg imp) and just 193 g/km CO2 emissions.
And this is not all! The new Porsche Cayenne shows a better fuel consumption comparing it to the current version… according to the manufacturer the fuel consumption is down by up to 23 per cent, because the new SUV has been developed according to the principle of “Porsche Intelligent Performance”: more power on less fuel, greater efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
This means that we have a new Tiptronic S eight-speed automatic transmission with Auto Start Stop and a wide spread of gear ratios, a thermal management of the engine and transmission cooling circuit, an on-board network recuperation, variable engine cut-off and intelligent lightweight construction. As you expected, the car is much lighter comparing it to the current version.
For example, due to the use of the extra-light all-wheel drive, the Cayenne S is with 180 kilos or 400 lb lighter. Inside, the manufacturer promises extra space and greater variability, ensured by the new wheelbase which is with 40 mm or almost 1.6” longer. In all, the new Cayenne is 48 mm or 1.9” longer than its predecessor.
The most significant eye-catcher within the brand-new, high-quality interior is the centre console rising up to the front with its upright selector or gearshift lever, giving the interior the typical character of a cockpit upfront. The rear-seat bench moves fore-and-aft by 160 millimetres or 6.3”, with the backrest angle adjusting to three different settings.
Sales of the new Cayenne are programmed to start on 8 May. The prices of the new Cayenne models in Germany including national specifications and 19 per cent value-added tax (Euro base prices without national specifications and 19 per cent VAT in brackets) are as follows: Cayenne - 55,431 Euro (46,400 Euro); Cayenne Diesel - 59,596 Euro (49,900 Euro); Cayenne S - 72,686 Euro (60,900 Euro); Cayenne S Hybrid - 78,636 Euro (65,900 Euro); Cayenne Turbo - 115,526 Euro (96,900 Euro).