The third generation Cayenne, Porsche flagship SUV has its sights set on an India launch come June 2018, and what’s even better is that it will come to India, with a slew of engine options. While Porsche is yet to announce the specs of their diesel motors, but as of right now we know that the mainstay motors will be the 3.0-litre petrol V6. Whereas the Cayenne turbo will get the bigger and badder 4.0 litre V8, although we expect some revisions to the outputs. The Cayenne and its go faster S sibling both get new powertrains which will transmit the power to all four wheels via a new eight-speed PDK gearbox.
The new 3.0 litre V6 comes from the 2017 Panamera and in the super salon it makes something to the tune of 340 hp and 450 Nm of torque, which, if left unchanged will be 40 horsepower more than the outgoing Porsche, the Cayenne S on the other hand, 2.9-litre turbo V6 putting out 440hp and 550 Nm of torque up twenty from the outgoing model. The Cayenne Turbo will be powered by a 550 hp 4.0 litre V8, 30 hp more than the outgoing Porsche. Porsche might also consider a hybrid version of
India although no announcements have been made.
In terms of cosmetics, the latest Cayenne does bear strong relations with the second generation Cayenne. The interior however will resemble the Panamera. Strangely the Cayenne has been a volume driver for Porsche throughout its stay in India. It even outsells the smaller and cheaper Macan SUV.