Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has announced the arrival of the Cayenne Platinum Edition in Malaysia, available for a limited time only.
Just to be clear, its not made out of Platinum but it does come with a sportier appearance compared to the regular Cayenne. For instance, the vehicles’ large 20-inch wheels in RS Spyder design are housed in wider wheel arches. Bi-xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Power Steering Plus and Park Assist in the front and back are now available as a standard equipment in the Platinum Edition. The latter system not only uses an audible beep to indicate the distance to objects or other cars in front of and behind the vehicle; it also graphically depicts the direct surroundings on the central display.
A non-metallic black and white finish is standard, with Deep Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrera White or Rhodium Silver metallic paints available as an option. The broadened wheel arches also come in the chosen colour scheme. The Platinum Edition distinctive appearance is rounded out by a high-gloss exterior package.
For anyone entering the vehicles, the special status of the Cayenne is plain to see with stainless steel door sills with “Platinum Edition” lettering. As an additional high-end standard feature, the Platinum Edition models come with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that includes online navigation, and the Connect Plus module.
The dashboard is adorned with a beautifully designed analogue clock, while the rest of the cabin is dominated by leather sport seats with electric eight-way adjustment, Alcantara centre panels and the Porsche crest on all head rests.
The Cayenne Platinum Edition gets the familiar 3.6-litre V6 engine delivering 300hp and 400Nm of torque. This allows the Cayenne to perform a century sprint in 7.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 230km/h. It features an eight-speed tiptronic gearbox and consumes 9.2 litres of fuel every 100 km, depending on the tyres fitted.
“The introduction of this Platinum Edition is a celebration of the success of the Cayenne model line,” said Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance. “Many premium quality features are now included as a standard for a superior sporty look. It is a fitting tribute to this sports car among the SUVs.”
The retail base price for the Cayenne Platinum Edition starts from RM698,000.00, including a four-year warranty and free maintenance package. The price also includes all applicable duties, except registration fee, road tax and insurance.
*Specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notice.