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2017-08-30 08:13

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Stuttgart - Porsche has debuted its third-generation Cayenne at an event in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Porsche has sold 760 000 units of its popular SUV since its 2002.

Porsche says its third-generation Cayenne is based heavily on the iconic 911 sports car; the SUV features mixed tyres and rear-axle steering. 

Porsche South Africa says the new model will arrive in South Africa in June 2018, but pricing is not available yet at this time.

Despite its extended standard equipment, the Cayenne weighs up to 65 kilograms less than its predecessor and remains perfectly suited to off-road use.

Its turbo engines are mated to a new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems and innovative Porsche Advanced Cockpit display.

There are two newly developed six-cylinder engines to choose from: The Cayenne's 250kW , three-litre turbo engine delivers 29kW more than the previous model.

The 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine in the Cayenne S, which reaches speeds of up to 265km/h, brings it up to 324kW – an increase of 15kW. Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Cayenne S accelerates from zero to 100km/h in less than 5 seconds.

Engines, power output

Two turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engines will be available, with 250kW in the Cayenne and 324kW in the Cayenne S. The Cayenne S has a top speed of 265km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in under 5 seconds.

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Details: 2017 Porsche Cayenne

Details: 2017 Porsche Cayenne S

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).

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Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board at Porsche AG says: "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.

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Michael Mauer, Director of Style at Porsche AG: "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", he said , who unveiled the style of the new Cayenne alongside Peter Varga (Director Exterior Design) and Ivo van Hulten (Director Interior Design).

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