On the day the 70 years. the first time a vehicle with the name Porsche circulated through the streets, its Argentine subsidiary celebrated it with the presentation of the third generation of the Cayenne, their premium SUV of which they have already sold about 800.000 units since it was launched in 2002.
In the exclusive presentation for the press in the MALBA Museum the authorities unveiled the first two units arrived in the country. "In the same way as throughout the world, the Cayenne is a success in Argentina and this is demonstrated by the more than 900 customers who have chosen one of them in the last 15 years", said Gustavo Gioia, General Manager of Porsche Argentina. "There is no doubt that this new generation of the Cayenne will continue to write the same success story as the previous two."
The vehicle further combines typical Porsche performance with maximum versatility for everyday use. Thanks to its powerful turbocharged engines, the new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, the new chassis systems and the innovative control concept Porsche Advanced CockpitWith its 12,3-inch high-definition touchscreen, the gap between comfort and sportiness has been further expanded.
Although the standard equipment has been increased, the Cayenne weighs up to 65 kilos less than its predecessor, thanks to its smart lightweight construction. For its launch in Argentina, it is available with three engines: a 6 hp 3.0-liter turbo V340 (40 hp more than its predecessor) for the Cayenne, a 6-liter twin-turbo V3.0 producing 440 hp (+20 hp) for the Cayenne S, and a 8-liter biturbo V4.0 offering 550 horses (+30) for the Cayenne Turbo.
As for acceleration, with the optional Sport Chrono package the Cayenne accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5,9 seconds, the Cayenne S does it in 4,9 and the Cayenne Turbo only needs 3,9 seconds to reach the hectometer. Values that many sports cars would send. The maximum speed that these three cars reach is 245 km / h, 265 km / h and 286 km / h, respectively.
The new Cayenne is based on the Porsche sports icon, the 911. For the first time, this sports car has wider tires at the rear than at the front, plus a steering rear axle. Its road behavior has also been improved with the standard active all-wheel drive (Porsche 4D Chassis Control), the three-chamber air suspension and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an electronic system that compensates for body roll, as well. as with the new high-performance Porsche Surface Coated Brake (PSCB), which has a surface covered by a layer of tungsten carbide.
Although the standard equipment has been significantly increased, the weight of the Cayenne has decreased, providing even more hassle-free driving pleasure on off-road terrain.
For power distribution, Porsche introduces active all-wheel drive in all Cayenne models. The Porsche Traction Management (PTM) distributes the tractive force completely variably between the drive axles.
Thanks to the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, the Cayenne offers a new interaction between driver and vehicle. Based on the display and control concept of sports cars, it was first developed for the Panamera and is now also integrated into the Cayenne.
The instrument cluster features the central rev counter and is flanked by two 7-inch displays, as is customary for Porsche. The driver controls essential functions through three key elements: the Full HD touchscreen of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), the multifunction steering wheel for operating the on-board computer and the Direct Touch Control touch-sensitive center console that presents dialogue with selected functions.
When it comes to assistance systems, the new Cayenne is once again perfectly well equipped for the challenges of everyday life. Among the systems included as standard are the headlights and taillights with LED technology, predictive pedestrian protection (based on a camera). This system detects pedestrians around the collision zone and, when necessary, activates partial automatic braking or emergency braking. Also standard are the Cruise Control with the function of the speed limiter, Speedlimiter, and the parking assistant (front and rear).
In a chat with Automundo, Gioia explained that Porsche's sales targets for this year are 110 units, 20 less than last year. Decreased sales "It is directly related to high taxes and maintenance costs"explained the executive. He also explained that by the end of the year there will be two new launches: the 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS.
De optional way the customer can order the Matrix LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (standard on the Turbo), which, aided by a camera, detect vehicles driving in front or in the opposite direction, and therefore control the distribution of the light so precisely that it does not dazzle any other vehicle.
Also available is the night vision assistant that ensures excellent visibility, even in the dark: a thermal imaging camera detects pedestrians, who are then illuminated by an LED beam, from the main headlights.
Similarly, lane change assistants, lane maintenance, front and rear parking with Surround View and 'Cruise Control' with speed and distance regulator are optional.
The new Porsche Cayenne is now available for order at all Porsche Centers in the country. The entry price for the Cayenne is $ 168.000, the Cayenne S is $ 236.000 and the Cayenne Turbo is $ 352.000.
STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH YPF UNTIL 2021
Porsche Argentina renewed its commercial alliance with YPF, which takes more than 20 years, to continue using and recommending the ELAION lubricants and INFINIA fuels, created with the latest technology that modern engines need.
Developed under the highest standards worldwide, YPF lubricants guarantee the best performance of vehicles thanks to their anti-stress technology, which provides maximum protection. ELAION lubricants were specifically created in compliance with Porsche standards and approved by the Stuttgart parent company, which allow them to be used in maximum performance engines.
With exclusive technology of friction reduction agents (TRF® Technology), combined with essential compounds that clean and protect the injection circuit, valves and pistons of the engine, added to its high octane rating, INFINIA stands out and allows you to take full advantage of the power of the new Cayenne.