Home / Motor/ Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presents new SUV generation

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presents new SUV generation


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Monday, 4 September 2017 00:00


  • World premiere of the new Cayenne in Zuffenhausen

Porsche held a spectacular event last week in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to unveil the new Cayenne. The third generation of the successful model, more than 760,000 units of which have been sold since 2002, is a completely new development. 

Porsche AG CEO Oliver Blume with the new Cayenne

The vehicle will combine even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality. Despite its extended standard equipment, the Cayenne is up to 65 kilograms lighter thanks to its intelligent lightweight construction. At launch, two turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engines will be available, with 250 kW (340 hp) in the Cayenne and 324 kW (440 hp) in the Cayenne S. The Cayenne S has a top speed of 265 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in under five seconds.

“We have completely redeveloped our successful model. It has been visibly and tangibly improved and perfected in all respects. The Cayenne has also been digitalised and networked throughout to give it a forward-thinking design,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche AG.

Porsche has also enhanced the look of the Cayenne significantly: “Our primary objective was to accentuate the character of the vehicle. More Porsche, more Cayenne. 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).

The first appearance of the new Cayenne at the Porsche Museum was accompanied by “Sinfonie des Lebens” (Symphony of Life), a piece composed by Jesse Milliner and performed by the Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague and the wind ensemble from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, a partner of Porsche. The symphony was complemented by dancers, live musicians and an elaborate light show.

The third generation of the SUV is a completely new development. Its powerful turbo engines, new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems and innovative Porsche Advanced Cockpit display and control concept with total connectivity will take both sport and comfort to the next level. 

At launch, there are two newly developed six-cylinder engines to choose from: The Cayenne’s 250-kW (340 hp), three-litre turbo engine delivers 29 kW (40 hp) more than the previous model. The 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine in the Cayenne S, which reaches speeds of up to 265 km/h, brings it up to 324 kW (440 hp) – an increase of 15 kW (20 hp). Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Cayenne S accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in less than five seconds. 

The new Cayenne is based heavily on the iconic 911 sports car: For the first time, the SUV features mixed tyres and rear-axle steering. In addition, the on-road capabilities are further improved by active all-wheel drive as standard, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system and the newly developed, high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB). Despite its extended standard equipment, the Cayenne weighs up to 65 kilograms less than its predecessor and remains perfectly suited to off-road use.

The Porsche Museum is exploring the historical influences on the development of the Cayenne in its special exhibition “New tracks. Every destination. Always Porsche.” The exhibition, which also showcases the new model, is open until 25 February 2018.


Share This Article


COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Why are interest rates high?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.


Dream or nightmare?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

An air of unreality pervades the country. What you see is not what it is; fact, truth, reality - mere words, having no intrinsic meaning. An illusion shrouds another illusion; a maya merely hides another ‘maya’, a bottomless pit of deception.


Some thoughts on ‘Vision 2025: A Country Enriched’

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Recently, our Government unveiled a forward plan titled: ‘V2025: A Country Enriched’. It spells out the Government’s economic vision for many relevant areas, including development plans for our human resource.


Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and


Columnists More