A little over a month ago, Porsche updated the Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe in India and it has gotten off to a positive start. The carmaker claims it has already delivered 75 units of the Cayenne within six weeks of its launch. This figure is a nice coincidence as Porsche celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
First unveiled globally at Auto Shanghai 2023, the two Cayennes get redesigned Matrix LED headlamps as standard, and rides on new two-valve shocks with separate rebound and compression stages. This, according to Porsche, is to help improve ride comfort without compromising driving dynamics. A big addition is the optional 10.9-inch passenger display, inside the cabin which can be used for both navigation and streaming videos.
There’s also more muscle under the hood, with the 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine putting out 353PS and 500N, which is 13PS and 50Nm more than the previous version. The models sold abroad also get a 474PS 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and there’s also the Cayenne Turbo GT (available only as a coupe) that makes 659PS, and hits 0-100kmph in 3.3 seconds. Top speed is rated at 305kmph.
As of now, Porsche only offers the Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe in the standard, V6-powered version, at Rs 1.36 crore for the Cayenne and Rs 1.42 crore for the Cayenne Coupe, both prices ex-showroom. Expect the spicier variants to make their way to India in the near future. The Porsche Cayenne takes on the likes of the Maserati Levante and Range Rover Sport in India.