Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has introduced the new Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition, which carries a sporty appearance, more kit and a base price from RM698,000 excluding OTR charges and insurance.

The Platinum Edition, available for a limited time, is based on the standard Cayenne powered by a 3.6 litre V6 pushing out 300 hp and 400 Nm. It rolls on 20-inch wheels in RS Spyder design, housed in wider wheel arches.

Stainless steel door sills with “Platinum Edition” lettering greet occupants. The interior is dominated by leather sport seats with eight-way electric adjustment, Alcantara centre panels and the Porsche crest on all head rests. The SUV also comes with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that includes online navigation and the Connect Plus module. There’s a nice analogue clock on the dashboard.

Standard equipment include bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Power Steering Plus and ParkAssist in the front and back.

A non-metallic black and white finish is standard, with Deep Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrera White or Rhodium Silver metallic paints available as options. The high-gloss exterior package is included.

“The introduction of this Platinum Edition is a celebration of the success of the Cayenne model line. Many premium quality features are now included as a standard for a superior sporty look. It is a fitting tribute to this sports car among the SUVs,” said Arnt Bayer, CEO of SDAP.

SDAP includes a four-year warranty and free maintenance package.