New 3rd Generation Porsche Cayenne Unveiled

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On the outside, the new Cayenne really doesn't look much different from the old auto.

The 2019 Cayenne and Cayenne S models are available to order with a base MSRP of $65,700 and $82,900 respectively, excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fees.

Unfortunately, all these changes might well go on unnoticed as the styling changes are far more subtle and from some angles, nearly indistinguishable from the previous model.

The centre console still features large grab bars, but the thick-bezelled vertical vents of the outgoing generation's dash have been replaced with subtle black-framed horizontal units. It seems like it might and that the new Cayenne will be the SUV to beat in the segment.

Under the surface, it's based on the VW Group MLB architecture also used by the Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7.

Compared to its predecessor, the length of the SUV has been increased by 63mm whereas the roof height has been reduced by 9mm with no change in its wheelbase (2,895mm).

The luggage compartment is 770 litres, some 100 litres bigger than previously. Seats-down figures have not been released, although the outgoing model claims 1780 litres.

The two versions of the new Porsche Cayenne SUV at launch will both feature turbocharged petrol engines, one with 340 horsepower, the other with 440 horsepower.

The auto is equipped with 2.0 - litre turbocharged V6 power 360 HP Acceleration to hundreds of takes place in 6.2 seconds.

The entry-level 3-liter turbocharged V6 is good for 340hp, 450Nm of torque and a 0-100km/h time of 5.9 seconds when fitted with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Option in the Sports Chrono package and times drop a further 0.3 of a second thanks to a launch control function. All Cayenne come with PTM Porsche Traction Management fully-active all-wheel drive, and we also approve of the reference to the 1980s Rothmans-liveried 911 SC rally vehicle in the launch materials. The maximum speed is 245km/h. "The new Cayenne is more precise, elegant, athletic and expressive", says Michael Mauer, Director of Style at Porsche AG, who unveiled the style of the new Cayenne alongside Peter Varga (Director Exterior Design) and Ivo van Hulten (Director Interior Design). Also a first, the SUV will borrow rear-wheel steering technology from the iconic 911. Together with the reduction in weight, the Cayenne adopts an aluminium- intensive chassis with double- wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension. With Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as an option. The extra power makes it easier to operate everything from the infotainment systems to Cayenne's 4D Chassis Control, as well as the active rollbar and electric power steering systems.

A set if 19-inch alloy wheels, all round parking sensors, a wi-fi hotspot and LED headlights are standard, but go for the Dynamic Light System Plus and you'll gets matrix LED lights, which light the road up around oncoming vehicles, providing full-beam-like illumination without dazzling other road users. An industry-first application of a tungsten-carbide coating on the brand's cast-iron discs makes its debut on the Cayenne, offering better braking with increased friction and, counter-intuitively, less brake dust. That said, Porsche hasn't revealed what you'll pay.