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On the inside, the Cayenne has changed quite a bit. Gone is the old centre console that was dominated by an array of buttons. In its place sits a massive, 12-inch, touchscreen infotainment system. Even the controls surrounding the gear-lever are now all touch sensitive. The central air-con vents, too, have been replaced with sleeker ones that sit flush under the infotainment screen. Quality and fit-and-finish are top notch, just like before. The seats are comfortable with good overall support and soft leather upholstery. You also get a panoramic sunroof, revised instrument console with two 7.0-inch full-HD screens, and revised steering-mounted controls. In terms of space, there is plenty in the front and rear as there is ample leg, knee, and head room. The boot volume has gone up by 100 litres to 770 litres. You also get a space-saver spare.

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Talking about the engine, the Cayenne we witnessed had the 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 producing 340 PS and 450 Nm. It comes mated to Porsche’s eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission and active all-wheel drive system that varies the torque distribution between the four wheels depending on the driving conditions. Unfortunately, we did not get to drive the new Cayenne as the SUV was on its way to ARAI for homologation. So we will have to wait for a couple of months to drive this new Cayenne in India. Overall, the sneak-peek gave us an idea about the cars design, space, features, and comfort. This whole experience has stoked our interest in the new Cayenne, however, we would have to wait till August or September to drive it as Porsche are planning to launch the new Cayenne just before the festive season. Along with the standard V6 Cayenne, Porsche will also be launching the S, S e-hybrid, and Turbo variants of the Cayenne. Porsche are taking bookings for the third-generation Cayenne with prices starting at Rs 1.19 crore (ex-showroom). We are eagerly waiting for the launch of the new Cayenne so we can bring you our in-depth review. Until then, watch this space.

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About the author: Ravi Chandnani

 

Senior Correspondent
Car India Magazine,
Automotive Division,
Next Gen Publishing Ltd.

 

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