The new special-edition Cayenne models are available in V6 petrol, diesel and S E-Hybrid forms, gaining a number of additional features which, according to Porsche, add more than $12,000 in net added value.
The petrol and diesel variants add $1300 and $1000 markups, respectively. The S E-Hybrid Platinum, however, is priced at $136,700 - a $6400 reduction on the price of the regular MY2017 Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which in Platinum form marks a huge $18,000 in net added value.
Porsche says that all three models will be recognisable by a number of interior and exterior additions designed “to improve their value equation”.
Platinum Edition models have been given a high-gloss black exterior package as well as wheel arch extensions, needed to house the new 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels.
On the inside, a BOSE surround sound system, heated GTS front seats with 8-way electrical adjustment and alcantara-finished seat centres have been added. The Porsche crest also adorns each headrest.
Also standard on the Platinum Edition models will be Power Steering Plus, Bi-Xenon head lamps with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and Connect Plus.
As an ‘S’ model, the E-Hybrid already offers a higher level of features as standard, however, on top of the added equipment, it has been given an auxiliary heating and cooling system that operates when the vehicle is stationary.
Stainless steel door sills that carry “Platinum Edition” lettering have been added, with the E-Hybrid receiving illuminating door sills that light up the model name.
Australian specification Cayenne Platinum Edition models with be available in black and white. Metallic colours like Carrara White, Jet Black, Mahogany and Rhodium Silver and a special option on Purpuit are all available, though it can be expected these paints will attract additional costs.
Porsche says the new Cayenne Platinum Editions are on sale now with delivery expected for late August.
Cayenne Platinum Edition pricing (before on-road costs):
- Cayenne Platinum: $110,700 (net value added $12,290)Cayenne V6 Petrol normally priced at $109,400
- Cayenne Diesel Platinum: $108,900 ($12,590)Cayenne Diesel normally priced at $107,900
- Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum: $136,700 ($18,000)Cayenne S E-Hybrid normally priced at $143,100