Porsche is not the first automobile brand that comes to mind when you mention family vehicles. The Porsche SUVs such as the smaller Macan and Cayenne are the new sport luxury SUV models designed with the family in mind.
The Porsche Cayenne has a very aggressive and sporty look too it while maintaining the luxury and elegant design features on the exterior. The front of grill and hood of the Cayenne maintains the same look and styling as other Porsche sports car models.
Under the hood, the 2016 Cayenne sports a 3.6-litre V6 engine with a maximum horsepower output of 300hp and 295 lb.ft.torque with an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission.
The interior of the Cayenne is loaded with luxury features and a very elegant design such as textured leather upholstery. Black (high-gloss) and silver trim throughout. The panoramic sunroof is also a great feature in this luxury crossover. The cabin is very spacious for both front and rear cabin passengers. The split-folding rear seats (40/20/40) include a folding centre armrest with cupholders.
The Cayenne is the base model and Porsche offers six other Cayenne models and their respective starting MSRP – Diesel ($62,300), S ($74,800), S E-Hybrid ($77,200), GTS ($95,500), Turbo ($114,500) and Turbo S ($157,300).
Competition in the midsize luxury SUV class include the BMW X5, BMX X6, Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe and Infiniti QX70.
Base MSRP on the 2016 Porsche Cayenne is $67,400. Media vehicle included the following equipment (and costs) – Palladium Metallic ($910), Standard Agate Grey Interior ($0), Electric slide/tilt sunroof in glass ($1,360), Reversing camera including ParkAssist (front and rear) ($2,000), 8-speed Tiptronic S inclusive Auto Start Stop function ($0), 18-inch Cayenne S wheel ($450), Driver memory package ($450) and 8-way power seats ($0).
Media vehicle price as tested, $72,570, plus destination charge of $1,115.
Photos by Ron Cantiveros | Filipino Journal