The 2015 Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV facelift, which broke cover globally earlier this year has just touched base in India. A facelifted Cayenne was recently spotted at a dealership in Kochi. Now the luxury SUV has be launched in India. The facelifted model comes with a minor upgrade over the outgoing model (both in terms of power and cosmetics) but remains unchanged when it comes to the platform that underpins it.
If you take a close look at the pictures, you’ll notice that the 2015 Cayenne still has the protective wrap up minus the number plates. This means that the luxury SUV was imported recently into the country. Talking about what all new things it brings to the table, we’d like to start off with the slightly revised front fascia. The 2015 Cayenne’s headlamps now get 4 daytime running LEDs and the luxury SUV gets a new grille as well. The new grille gets active air shutters which open up when the engine requires cooling, and that otherwise remain closed to aid aerodynamics.
All these changes make the 2015 Cayenne look similar to the Macan SUV. The bumpers get tweaked to look sportier than the outgoing variant. At the rear, the tail lamps get mild revisions along with new exhaust tips. The interiors remain largely unchanged but you get the Porsche 918 Spyder derived multi-function steering wheel and that’s a change which somewhat compensates for no other update on the inside.
Talking about the tweaks in power, the Cayenna gets minor power hikes across the lineup. The base 3.0 liter diesel now makes 254 Hp of a maximum power and 579 Nm of peak torque. The 4.2 liter V8 diesel motor now makes 385 Hp of maximum power and 850 Nm of peak torque. The Cayenne S, which had a naturally aspirated 4.8 liter V8 petrol until now, moves to a twin-turbocharged 3.6 liter V6 petrol motor that develops 420 Hp of power along with 550 Nm of torque. The Cayenne is imported through the CBU route.
Ex-showroom Maharashtra prices of this luxury SUV from Porsche are as follows:
- Cayenne Diesel: ₹1.02 crore
- Cayenne S Diesel: ₹1.19 crore
- Cayenne S: ₹1.16 crore
- Cayenne Turbo: ₹1.75 crore
Spyshots courtesy FlyWheel