PORSCHE’s largest SUV has been given a significant price shake-up with the introduction of the 2016 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition. Offered on three models, it brings up to $11,600 worth of additional equipment yet a price drop on the hybrid model as it targets the hot-selling Range Rover Sport and latest Audi Q7.
Offered on the entry level Cayenne V6, Diesel V6 and the S E-Hybrid – the Platinum Editions come with 20-inch ‘Platinum’-finished alloy wheels, gloss-black exterior pack and wheel-arch extensions for a more muscular look. Inside, ‘Platinum’ door sills and electrically adjustable heated sports seats are part of the extra equipment, and they also have Porsche crests on them, too. For petrol and diesels models, there’s ‘Porsche Steering Plus’ which is the company’s name for speed-sensitive steering, while completing the list of extras is a BOSE surround audio system.
The S E-Hybrid gets the same Platinum upgrades, but in addition now has a an ‘auxiliary’ heating and cooling package that allows the climate control to function even when it’s at a standstill without the engine running.
Porsche says that, given the Hybrid’s price cut from $140,800 to $136,700, that the net gain for S E-Hybrid buyers is $18,000. The Platinum petrol V6 Cayenne is priced from $110,700, which is a $3100 premium over the regular version. For the diesel V6 Platinum, the price rise of $2800 makes it $108,900 before on-road-costs.