Porsche Cayenne E3 Facelift

  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD launched in Malaysia; more power, new look inside/out; RM600k

    2024 Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD launched in Malaysia; more power, new look inside/out; RM600k

    Following the start of order taking for the new Porsche Cayenne facelift CKD last month, Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) today officially launch the refreshed SUV in Malaysia. As with the pre-facelift Cayenne, which was the first locally assembled Porsche in Malaysia, the facelifted one will be made at Sime Darby’s assembly facility in Kulim, Kedah – this is just a few months after the global debut in April this year.

    The starting price of the new Cayenne is RM599,999 inclusive of taxes and duties, but excludes on-the-road fees, any options and insurance. For the money, you’re getting the base powertrain that consists of a 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine rated at 353 PS (349 hp or 260 kW) from 5,300 to 6,400 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,340 to 5,300 rpm – that’s 13 PS (13 hp or 10 kW) and 50 Nm more than before.

    This is paired with an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission and a variable all-wheel drive system. With the included Sport Chrono package, the Cayenne will get from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds on its way to top speed of 248 km/h.

    2024 Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD launched in Malaysia; more power, new look inside/out; RM600k

    Other driving-related systems include Porsche Traction Management (PTM), Porsche Stability Management (PSM), automatic Brake Differential (ABS), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive air suspension, Power Steering Plus and an inter-axle differential lock with a controlled multi-plate clutch. Braking is handled by four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed calipers at the front (with 350-mm discs) and two-piston units at the rear (with 330-mm discs).

    In terms of visual changes, the exterior of the Cayenne receives a redesigned bonnet and wings to visually emphasise the vehicle’s width. The headlamps are also new too, and they feature matrix LED technology as standard. At the rear, the design of the three-dimensional taillights has also been revised, and the tailgate bears simpler surfacing – the licence plate recess is also positioned further down than before.

    Moving inside, the Cayenne’s dashboard has been tweaked to have cleaner lines and more discreet air vents, but the most significant revision is the angled centre console. The traditional gear lever is gone to make way for a larger stowage space, replaced with a toggle-like switch located to the left of the steering wheel on the dashboard.

    2024 Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD launched in Malaysia; more power, new look inside/out; RM600k

    What’s left is a volume dial as well as tactile and illuminated-when-on touch buttons, the latter to control the climate control system. To access other vehicle systems, you’ll need to go through the central 12.3-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen, while drive mode selection can be done via a dial attached to the new steering wheel. The trademark grip handles that have been around since the first-generation E1 remain where they’ve always been.

    Other standard kit that comes with the Cayenne includes adaptive cruise control with the new Evasion Assist function, soft-close doors, front and rear Park Assist with Surround View, 14-way powered comfort seats with memory function (the front seats have the Porsche crest embossed on the headrests), electric roll-up sun blinds for the rear door windows, a 12.6-inch curved digital instrument cluster, a 15-watt wireless charging pad and Bose sound system.

    We mentioned options at the start, and for the Cayenne, you can choose from three exterior colours, namely Carrara White Metallic, Quarzite Grey Metallic and Chromite Black Metallic. The interior leather upholstery is also available in two themes, which are a two-tone Black and Bordeaux Red as well as a monotone Black.

    2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift CKD spec sheet

    The exterior and upholstery hues are offered at no cost, but you’ll need to pay more to get different wheels. By default, the SUV comes with 20-inch Cayenne Design alloys, although you can upgrade to 21-inch Cayenne Exclusive Design wheels in a high-gloss black finish for RM45,000. Need something even larger? Consider the 22-inch Sport Design wheels, also in high-gloss black, for RM49,000.

    Another option is from the Porsche Tequipment, and it is a rear seat entertainment system (RM13,500) that adds two 10.1-inch touchscreen displays for rear passengers to input a variety of media content. The catalogue also includes a roof tent and roof box, rear bike carrier options and more so you can set up your Cayenne to suit your lifestyle.

    With the options listed in the local online configurator picked, the Cayenne’s price goes up to RM662,499 before on-the-road fees and insurance. As a special introductory offer, the first 250 Cayenne orders will come with matching painted vehicle keys.

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  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid revealed – 519 PS, 750 Nm; 0-100 km/h in 4.7s; EV range up to 90 km

    2024 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid revealed – 519 PS, 750 Nm; 0-100 km/h in 4.7s; EV range up to 90 km

    Porsche has revealed the third E-Hybrid variant of the Cayenne with the debut of the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which slots in between the Cayenne E-Hybrid and the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid – the latter was announced just last month.

    Available in SUV and Coupe body styles, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid gets a revised 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine that puts out 353 PS (349 hp or 260 kW), which is paired with an electric motor rated at 176 PS (174 hp or 130 kW) – such a setup is also used by the Cayenne E-Hybrid, albeit with a less potent outcome.

    The Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s total system output is 519 PS (512 hp or 382 kW) and 750 Nm of torque, good for a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 263 km/h. As for the electric-only range, it is up to 90 km following the WLTP cycle thanks to a battery capacity of 25.9 kWh – this matches the other E-Hybrid variants and is more than the previous 17.9 kWh.

    A full charge with a max AC input of 11 kW (previously 7 kW) will take just under two and a half hours, the German carmaker claims. In terms of standard equipment, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid is equipped with adaptive air suspension featuring two-chamber, two-valve technology, 20-inch wheels, an exhaust system with two twin tailpipes in stainless steel as well as matrix LED headlamps (HD matrix LEDs are an option).

    Should you go with the SUV body, the Silver exterior package is included, while the Coupe gets the Black exterior package. Inside, both come with eight-way powered front seats, the Sport Chrono package, stainless steel pedals and the Diamar interior package painted in Silvershade. A passenger screen is optional, as is a new air quality system to filter out particles and hazardous substances.

    Porsche is already accepting orders for the new variant in Europe, with deliveries scheduled to commence in November this year.

     
     
  • Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD open for booking in Malaysia – adaptive cruise, Sport Chrono; fr RM600k

    Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD open for booking in Malaysia – adaptive cruise, Sport Chrono; fr RM600k

    Porsche Malaysia has announced that the 2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift is now open for booking in Malaysia, with prices starting from RM599,999, including a two-year warranty.

    This will be the base Cayenne powertrain specification and which is locally assembled in Kulim, Kedah, which is powered by the firm’s 3.0 litre turbocharged petrol V6 engine that outputs 353 PS and 500 Nm, transmitted to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

    Standard equipment specification for the Cayenne in the Malaysian market – otherwise optional in other markets – is comprised of adaptive cruise control, soft-close doors, and the Sport Chrono package. Also included are matrix LED headlamps, PASM adaptive air suspension, Power Steering Plus, 20-inch Cayenne Design alloy wheels, and front and rear Park Assist with Surround View.

    Inside, the locally assembled E3 facelift Cayenne is also equipped with 14-way adjustable comfort seats with the memory package, while the front seat headrests get the Porsche crest embossed as standard, along with electric roll-up sun blinds for the rear windows. Also on are the Bose Surround Sound System and smartphone wireless charing pad that can recharge devices at up to 15W.

    Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD open for booking in Malaysia – adaptive cruise, Sport Chrono; fr RM600k

    Interior revisions for the facelifted E3-generation Cayenne see the transmission selector relocated to the dashboard to make room for more storage on the centre console as well as the air-conditioning controls. Driver instrumentation is by a curved, freestanding 12.6-inch digital display, while infotainment is via the central 12.3-inch PCM display.

    The 2024 CKD Cayenne facelift can be further customised from the Porsche Tequipment catalogue, such as 21-inch Cayenne Exclusive Design and 22-inch Sport Design alloy wheels, while rear seat entertainment systems can also be specified as an option.

    Porsche Cayenne E3 facelift CKD open for booking in Malaysia – adaptive cruise, Sport Chrono; fr RM600k

    Porsche customers in Malaysia may place their orders for the 2024 Cayenne – among other Porsche models – via the brand’s digital platform, and for the first 250 Cayenne orders, matching painted vehicle keys will be offered with the new vehicles.

    As before, other variants of the Porsche Cayenne will continue to be offered in their fully imported (CBU) forms, with three other variants shown on the Porsche website for the Malaysian market; these are the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Cayenne S, and Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid.

    “With one of the most extensive product upgrades in the history of Porsche, we look forward to fulfilling even more sports car dreams in Malaysia while providing the best in quality, performance, and overall driving experience with the new locally assembled Cayenne,” said Sime Darby Auto Performance CEO Christopher Hunter.

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  • GIIAS 2023: Porsche Cayenne facelift debuts with more power, upgraded equipment list, revised styling

    GIIAS 2023: Porsche Cayenne facelift debuts with more power, upgraded equipment list, revised styling

    The Porsche Cayenne facelift has made its debut at this year’s Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) several months after the refreshed model was revealed globally back in April. Available in SUV and coupe body styles, the former being what you see here, the new Cayenne is identified by the few styling changes made.

    As a start, the front of the vehicle boasts a redesigned bonnet, wings and headlamps to visually emphasise its width. The headlamps are now matrix LED units by default, and they continue to have a four-point look, albeit with more prominent lighting units within each cluster. Moving to the rear, the Cayenne gets new three-dimensional taillights with a light bar, while the tailgate has been simplified so the number plate recess sits further down than before.

    Inside, the gear selector that was previously a lever on the centre console has been made into a toggle switch that sits on the dashboard. Other changes involve screens, with a 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster display joined by a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen as well as an optional 10.9-inch touchscreen for the front passenger.

    GIIAS 2023: Porsche Cayenne facelift debuts with more power, upgraded equipment list, revised styling

    Besides the increased digitalisation of the cabin, the SUV also gains an air quality monitoring system that uses predictive navigation data to detect when the vehicle is approaching a tunnel, and will automatically switch on air recirculation. Finer filtration of airborne dust is also available, along with an onboard ioniser to cut down on germs and pollutants.

    For powertrains, the Cayenne S brings the V8, with a 4.0 litre turbocharged unit replacing the previous 2.9 litre biturbo V6. The eight-cylinder mill makes 474 PS and 600 Nm, which is 34 PS and 50 Nm more than the V6, allowing for a 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and top speed of 273 km/h.

    If you want the V6, the base Cayenne (pictured here) sports a 3.0 litre turbocharged unit producing 353 PS and 500 Nm, which is 13 PS and 50 Nm more than before. This V6 is also used in the plug-in hybrid variant dubbed the Cayenne E-Hybrid that gets an upgraded electric motor rated at 176 PS for a total system output of 476 PS.

    GIIAS 2023: Porsche Cayenne facelift debuts with more power, upgraded equipment list, revised styling

    The PHEV option also gets an improved battery pack with an energy capacity of 25.9 kWh (up from 17.9 kWh), so the pure electric driving range is up to 90 km following the WLTP cycle. The battery can be charged in under 2.5 hours by using the 11-kW onboard AC charger.

    At the top of the heap is the Cayenne Turbo GT with an even more powerful 4.0 litre biturbo V8 making 19 PS more for 659 PS – 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and 305 km/h top speed. All variants come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

    Chassis revisions bring revised dampers with two-valve technology for separate compression and rebound sections, which Porsche says will help offer a wider range of performance between ride comfort and handling. Steel springs are standard, while adaptive air suspension can be optioned with a scope of adjustment that offers wider differentation between the available Normal, Sport and Sport Plus driving modes.

     
     
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift debuts – 3.0L V6 base and hybrid, 4.0L V8 Cayenne S; EU drops Turbo GT

    2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift debuts – 3.0L V6 base and hybrid, 4.0L V8 Cayenne S; EU drops Turbo GT

    The E3-generation Porsche Cayenne facelift has been unveiled. While the updates to its exterior are rather restrained, these conceal a more comprehensive reworking that has taken place under the skin of the SUV that made its debut in its third generation in 2017.

    The range of powertrain choices has now been streamlined across the two bodystyles on offer – the Cayenne and the Cayenne Coupé. Members of our team are also in attendance at Auto Shanghai 2023 in person; we’ve included live images from the event, here.

    In terms of changes seen on the exterior of the Cayenne, the front of the vehicle receives redesigned wings, bonnet, and headlamps which aim to visually emphasise the vehicle’s width. The rear end of the Cayenne has been restyled, too, with redesigned three-dimensional tail lamps, simplified surfaces on the tailgate and the rear license plate position has been relocated lower, to the rear apron.

    For lighting equipment, matrix LED headlamps are now standard-fit across the facelifted Cayenne range, while HD Matrix LED units are optional. The latter specification features two high-definition modules and more than 32,000 pixels per headlamp, and the pixel accuracy of the headlamp units enable the selective blocking out of parts of the high beam in order to not dazzle oncoming drivers.

    Under the skin, the Cayenne S makes a return to V8 engine power with the 4.0 litre turbocharged petrol unit that produces 474 PS and 600 Nm of torque, representing gains of 34 PS and 50 Nm over the outgoing Cayenne S that was powered by a 2.9 litre biturbo petrol V6. With the 4.0 lite biturbo V8, the Cayenne S does the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 273 km/h, applicable to both the SUV and the Coupé versions.

    The base Cayenne continues with V6 petrol power, here packing a 3.0 litre turbocharged unit producing 353 PS and 500 Nm of torque, or 13 PS and 50 Nm more than its predecessor. This combustion engine also serves as the ICE unit in the Cayenne E-Hybrid, which gets an upgraded electric motor that now produces 176 PS for a combined output of 476 PS. Transmission in all variants is an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive.

    The Cayenne E-Hybrid also gets an upgraded battery pack with more capacity at 25.9 kWh (up from 17.9 kWh previously), and now offers a pure electric driving range of up to 90 km on the WLTP test cycle. A new, 11 kW onboard charger for the Cayenne E-Hybrid enables the drive battery to be topped up in under 2.5 hours.

    2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift debuts – 3.0L V6 base and hybrid, 4.0L V8 Cayenne S; EU drops Turbo GT

    Flagship performance in the facelifted Cayenne range is represented by the Cayenne Turbo GT, and the relatively recent variant continues to go on sale in international markets except in the European Union. The already potent 4.0 litre biturbo V8 gets reworked to gain an additional 19 PS for a peak power figure of 659 PS, enabling a 0-100 km/h sprint of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 305 km/h.

    Chassis revisions to the E3 Cayenne for this facelift bring revised dampers with two-valve technology for separate compression and rebound sections, which Porsche says will help offer a wider range of performance between ride comfort and handling.

    Steel springs are specified as standard, while adaptive air suspension can be optioned, and this too is paired with new two-chamber, two-valve technology. The scope of adjustment now offers wider differentation between the available Normal, Sport and Sport Plus driving modes.

    Inside brings fully digital instrumentation, a first for the Porsche Cayenne. A big change is found here, with the gear selector relocated from its traditional position on the centre console to now become a toggle-style switch as used in the current 911.

    Driver instrumentation is via a 12.6-inch display with an optional head-up display, while the main infotainment unit measures 12.3 inches and now includes native Spotify and Apple Music apps.

    Available for the front passenger is a 10.9-inch display that offers separate access to the infotainment system, and receives video streaming in certain markets. Here on this passenger display, a special foil is applied to shield it from the driver’s view from the driver’s seat.

    Rear seat accommodations of the Cayenne (left) and Cayenne Coupé (right) – click to enlarge

    The Cayenne facelift gets an air quality monitoring system that uses predictive navigation data to detect when the vehicle is approaching a tunnel, and will automatically switch on air recirculation.

    An optional sensor detects the level of fine dust, and passes the air through a fine dust filter multiple times if the system deems it necessary. An onboard ioniser also helps to remove germs and pollutants, with particular benefit to allergy sufferers.

    Active safety systems have been revised as well, and now the suite include an active speed limiter, swerve assist, cornering assist and improved Porsche InnoDrive as part of its adaptive cruise control system.

     
     
  • 2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift interior revealed before April 18 debut – up to 3 digital displays, new controls

    2024 Porsche Cayenne facelift interior revealed before April 18 debut – up to 3 digital displays, new controls

    Porsche will unveil the new Cayenne on April 18 at Auto Shanghai in China, but before the main event, the company is giving us our first look at the SUV’s overhauled interior. Called the Porsche Driver Experience, the design draws inspiration from other cars in the company’s line-up like the Taycan and 911.

    Digital screens are aplenty inside the living space, starting with a freestanding 12.6-inch curved instrument cluster display that is joined by a 12.3-inch central display for the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system.

    Unlike other carmakers, Porsche opted against fully integrating the climate controls into the middle touchscreen. Much like the current Cayenne, there’s a dedicated control panel with physical switches to quickly adjust things like the temperature and fan speed, while other functions are linked to touch-based buttons with haptic feedback on the glass surface.

    One major difference is the centre console no longer accommodates a gear selector or even controls for the vehicle’s drive modes. The former is now just a toggle-style switch – like in the 911 – located between the two main screens, while the drive modes (Normal, Offroad, Sport and Sport Plus) are accessed with the rotary dial on the steering wheel.

    The button to disable the stability system has also been relocated to between the centre air vents, and in keeping with tradition, a new engine start button (no longer a key insert) is to located close to the driver’s door. A redesigned control lever for the driver assistance system is also found directly on the steering wheel.

    Taking another page out of the Taycan, the new Cayenne can also be ordered with an optional 10.9-inch passenger display, which allows your co-driver to operate the navigation or select a media service. Porsche says a special foil ensures the display can’t be seen from the driver’s seat, so the front passenger can watch videos from Screenhits TV without creating a distraction.

    The German carmaker adds that the increased horizontal emphasis of the dashboard makes the interior appear even wider, and there’s also a cooled smartphone storage area with a wireless charger capable of delivering 15 watts.

    Elsewhere, there are two new USB-C ports in the front storage compartment and another two USB-C ports in the rear section of the centre console, all with a fast charging function. A QR code also makes it easy to pair your phone to PCM, which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while also having integrated apps such as Spotify and Apple Music.

     
     
 
 
 

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