2018 Porsche Cayenne Review

German manufacturer Porsche AG back in 2003 established a mid-size luxury crossover which is called Porsche Cayenne. That has been the first model on the North America market with V8 power plant after Porsche 928, which was discontinued in 1995. In the past time vehicle has undergone several evolutionary phases and each has improved and brought new value. Now we can present the third generation of Cayenne which is giving you a new platform and thus body weight reduction. New MLB platform underpins 2018 Porsche Cayenne which also be in Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. What happens with design?

The modern design will stay similar with minor changes and this can be attributed to the evolutionary process. Further, we expected biggest changes in the cabin and now it looks a little more upscale. For those who want next level of comfort, this is a right choice. Finally, power plant range has stayed impressive with several gasoline units, minimal one diesel unit, and hybrid power system.

2018 Porsche Cayenne-front view

2018 Porsche Cayenne – Front Fascia

Mains features when we talk about exterior design of 2018 Porsche Cayenne are refined exterior lighting and all-new front fascia. That means different shape of headlights, fog lights and horizontal vent which in the corners on the front. The hood seems same, there aren’t visible changes on it, while emblem stands on the sheet metal in the bottom section. Front grille looks bigger then before with slight modification and new geometry will slide in eyes of observer. Rest of body is a little bit aggressive with longer mirrors and round taillights.

2018 Porsche Cayenne – Interior

Interior design indicates big changes on the central console where the old instrumental panel is replaced  with new one. Digital cluster displays all necessary information for driver, while in addition new apps and gadgets improves user interface. Equipment list is too long, but we’ll mention new navigation, automatic climate control, integration with external devices etc. Also, the precise control system provides good maneuverability and new gearshift lever is wrapped with premium materials. All of this looks like a comfortable apartment with new control options which facilitates your riding.

2018 Porsche Cayenne-interior

2018 Porsche Cayenne – Power plant

Basic power plant again adopts 3.6 liter V6 unit which produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Maximal speed is 142 mph while it needs just 7.3 seconds to reach 60 mph mark. Furthermore, the sport version of same unit gives better performances for those who want more power and more speed. Second option is turbo 4.8 liter V8 power plant that pumps unbelievable 520 horsepower. Finally, the third option is Hybrid system which combines 3.0 liter V6 engine with electric motor. Hybridization released 416 horsepower and reduces CO2 emission. Some customers prefer economic aggregates which make fuel savings and this one is absolutely diesel option. Automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels.

2018 Porsche Cayenne – Details

Direct competitors are BMW X5 and Mercedes GLS. Release date can be in 2017 and its price depends on power plant choice. Finally, we can conclude that it is the best Porsche Cayenne that is ever made.

2018 Porsche Cayenne-rear view

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