2022 Porsche Cayenne CKD in Malaysia, RM115k less, from RM550k – first assembly plant outside Europe

2022 Porsche Cayenne CKD in Malaysia, RM115k less, from RM550k – first assembly plant outside Europe

The Cayenne is the first Porsche model to be locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia, with deliveries estimated to begin by March 2022. This comes after the German brand announced in August that it will set up CKD operations in our country together with long-standing partner Sime Darby. Assembly of the Cayenne will take place in Kulim, Kedah, marking the first time Porsche cars are produced outside of Europe.

For now, only the base version of the Cayenne is being offered in CKD form, priced at RM550,000 inclusive of taxes and duties but excludes on-the-road fees, any options and insurance. The asking sum factors in the full sales tax exemption (who would’ve thought we could say that about a Porsche?) that is ongoing until June 30, 2022.

By comparison, when the Cayenne was a CBU model, it retailed at RM665,000, so you’re looking at a price reduction of RM115,000 thanks to local assembly. Interested parties can place a booking via a dedicated website, where they can also specify additional options (more on that later). To mark the debut of this ordering platform for Porsche customers in Malaysia, a Porsche Driver’s Selection voucher worth RM 911 will be complimentary for the first 50 orders placed online.

2022 Porsche Cayenne CKD in Malaysia, RM115k less, from RM550k – first assembly plant outside Europe

In base form, the Cayenne is powered by a 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine that outputs 340 PS (335 hp) at 5,300 to 6,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,340 to 5,300 rpm. An eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission is paired with the mill, along with an active all-wheel drive system.

The CKD Cayenne comes with equipment that was previously optional for CBU units, including 21-inch RS Spyder design wheels, a Bose surround sound system, 14-way power-adjustable comfort seats with memory function and Park Assist with front, rear and surround views.

The kit list also includes LED headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), LED taillights, four-zone climate control, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with a 12-inch touchscreen, Porsche Connect services and Apple CarPlay integration, Porsche Advanced Cockpit, a sports steering wheel, paddle shifters, a Direct Touch Control-equipped centre console and Comfort Access.

Customers who want more goodies can specify the optional Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur Package for an additional RM58,000, which nets you a SportsDesign styling package (unique front apron and more pronounced wheel arch extensions), a sports exhaust system, dark-tinted lighting clusters, LED door projectors with the brand logo and a key fob that matches the exterior colour.

On that mention, Porsche Malaysia, which is represented by Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), is offering the CKD Cayenne in three exterior colours – Carrara White Metallic, Jet Black Metallic and Quartzite Grey Metallic – as well as two interior leather themes – Black and a two-tone Black-Bordeaux Red.

There are also items from the Porsche Tequipment catalogue like a luggage net, boot liner, all-weather floor mats and others to choose from. On request, customers can also specify a carbon interior package to get carbon-fibre, while a range of 22-inch wheels are also available. If that’s not enough for you, how about a Porsche Design timepiece for RM38,888?

2022 Porsche Cayenne CKD in Malaysia, RM115k less, from RM550k – first assembly plant outside Europe

“Since its inception, the Cayenne has evolved to become a customer favourite with Malaysian Porsche fans. It has always held special place in the Porsche family, and we are delighted today to enable countless new possibilities with the Cayenne,” said Christopher Hunter, CEO of SDAP.

“When Porsche first launched the Cayenne, it opened up a world of possibilities for the brand and our customers. Today, the Cayenne has established itself as the ultimate sports car for five, and it is thus fitting that we unleash a series of new possibilities along with it – possibilities of meeting specific local customer needs, the opportunity for exclusive personalisation, as well as a new paradigm in digital retail,” said Arthur Willmann, CEO of Porsche Asia Pacific.

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Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.

 

Comments

  • seancorr (Member) on Nov 09, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    The rich will benefit from this. Options not included lol

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  • digidigi on Nov 09, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Nice , a decent spec cayenne at the price of macan

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  • NICE! Macan when!?

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Nov 09, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    lol now everyone can porsches

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    • YB Albert on Nov 10, 2021 at 3:52 am

      This Porshe is assembled at Sime Darby Kulim plant.
      Our menteri said plenty,PLENTIFUL of jobs created as a result of this “INVESTMENT”.
      It is just adding another line of assembly operations.Are we talking about “tesla” giga factories? Far from it,none at all.
      Politicians are very fond and good at “creating unnecessary news worth “paper lama” value.

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      • Rakyat Malaysia on Nov 10, 2021 at 12:04 pm

        Tesla gigafactory have less staff than Kulim Naza plant. Well done Malaysia!

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    • hazri on Nov 11, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      hello it just rm115k less. not rm115k otr price.

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  • Johannian2 on Nov 09, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    No sports chrono and sports exhaust?
    Or just missed being mentioned

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  • M Fauzi on Nov 10, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Nice pricing point. Logically this will steal a lot of sales from BMW’s X5 without losing Porsche’s prestige.
    But seriously, what’s with interior color options? Tan or beige far safer than Red, surely… And why options package only seeks to make base model sportier? Most actual buyers in this segment would probably like a bit more comfort like air suspension ~ not bigger tires or red seat belts!

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    • Johnny Sin on Nov 10, 2021 at 10:10 am

      It comes with Air suspension and PASM as it is alrdy packaged together with the Premium Package. Its on par with CBU unit.

      Talking about red interior, most malaysian buyet will go for red and black. Beige, brown, mocha are mostly in low vol.

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  • Ferdinand on Nov 10, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Interesting to see what the other CKD models will be.

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  • even as a ckd, this full spec-ed msia assembled cayenne is still priced 50% higher than a similarly spec-ed cayenne in the us. the bmw x5s and mercedes gles ckds in msia are priced more competitively.

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  • kia = kill in accident on Nov 10, 2021 at 10:57 am

    just booked one

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  • Wanggg on Nov 22, 2021 at 12:39 am

    After comparing between GLE 450 and Cayenne, I ended up go for Cayenne, good price and decent specs, what a steal.

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    • Rockmy on Nov 30, 2021 at 11:21 pm

      After all, a Porsche is still a Porsche. It’s one class above Merc

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  • rockmy on Nov 30, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    This ckd model is very hot selling. Looks like the March/April delivery are full booked. Next batch order will be in June

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    • I placed order on 2nd week after launching, guess what, I’m the No. 200 buyer in the list. Expect delivery in September this year.

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  • Good luck to the recon car dealers selling their units haha

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  • Just booked today. Waiting list 10 months

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    • 10 months? Meaning I have alrdy gotten my X5 which I booked for my wife in March 23 and gotten the car last week around 23rd March while yours still need to wait till third quarter? Holy cow. No wonder my dad didnt wanna order now.

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