Porsche has revealed the new Cayenne and Cayenne GTS online ahead of their much anticipated world premiere on November 19th at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Both these new models are expected to go on sale from March 2015 in the U.S and coming to India, they can be expected in the country by the end of 2015. The new Cayenne has a sticker price of £49,576 (around Rs. 49 Lakhs), while the Cayenne GTS is priced at £72,523 (around 71 Lakhs).
Compared to the previous model the new Porsche Cayenne offers a more comprehensive array of standard features. In addition to the new eight-speed Tiptronic S with Auto Start/Stop, these also include, for instance, the Bi-Xenon™ headlights with four-point LED daytime driving lights, and the multi-function sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. The Cayenne GTS, similar to the Cayenne, carries on the sporting character inside as well. Eight-way electrically adjustable GTS sports seats clad in leather/Alcantara upholstery, including GTS lettering on the headrests, are fitted as standard. Alcantara is the predominant upholstery material used inside the car. The interior GTS package is optionally available in Carmine Red or Rhodium Silver with a rev counter face, decorative stitching, headrest lettering and safety belts in a contrasting color.
The new Cayenne GTS is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 twin-turbo engine, which is a performance-oriented enhancement of the new powertrain recently presented in the Cayenne S. Its consumption is lower and it delivers improved performance: compared to the previous model with a V8 naturally aspirated engine, power output is increased by 20 bhp to 440 bhp and torque by 84Nm to 603Nm, while fuel consumption is reduced. The Cayenne GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 5.2 seconds. A sport exhaust system is standard, which provides the characteristically GTS sound. On the other hand, the engine used in the Cayenne, the new standard model, is the familiar 3.6 liter V6 naturally aspirated engine, delivering 300 hp. It accelerates the Cayenne from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.7 seconds – 7.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package. That's 0.2 seconds faster than before. Like all new Cayenne models, it benefits from the general efficiency measures which reduce fuel consumption, such as Auto Start/Stop function and thermal management.
Since, the Italian luxury carmaker doesn't have a production facility in India and all its exquisite cars are brought via CBU route, hence expect the prices starting from Rs 70 lakh and going up to even Rs 1.5 crore.