$116,300 starting point for fresh SUV
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Porsche Australia has announced local pricing and specifications for the 2018 Cayenne, set to land mid-year.

The range will kick off with the $116,300 Cayenne (all prices before on-road costs), jumping to the $155,100 Cayenne S and $239,400 for the flagship Cayenne Turbo.

Power in the 'base' car comes from a 3.0-litre turbo V6, delivering 250kW and 450Nm to all four wheels through an eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The car hits 100km/h in 6.1 seconds as standard, or 5.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono package specified.

A 12.3-inch PCM infotainment touchscreen is standard across the range, as is the dual-screen Porsche Advanced Cockpit from the Panamera. With two 7.0-inch displays flanking the large, central rev-counter, it's a modern take on the classic Porsche instrument binnacle.

Above: Porsche Cayenne

Safety equipment includes a surround-view camera system, parking sensors and lane-change assistant, along with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, LED headlights and auto-emergency braking.

Heat-insulating glass is also standard across the range, designed to help keep the cabin cool and quiet. Rear sun blinds are optional.

Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control – which trades the standard hydraulic dampers for the active 48V electric anti-roll system from the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga – is a optional. Given all three cars ride on the same MLB Evo underpinnings, the shared hardware shouldn't come as a surprise.

Above: Porsche Cayenne S

Jumping to the Cayenne S brings a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 into the mix, developing 324kW of power and 550Nm of torque. 100km/h flies past in 5.1 seconds as standard or 4.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono pack, and the car tops out at 265km/h.

Along with the standard equipment in the base Cayenne, the S gets a panoramic sunroof.

The range-topping Cayenne Turbo is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 pumping out 404kW and 770Nm, good for a 4.1-second 100km/h sprint in standard guise, or a 3.9-second run with Sport Chrono fitted. Top speed is a lofty 286km/h.

Beyond the kit in the Cayenne S, the Turbo gains four-zone climate control, ambient lighting and seat ventilation as standard gear. It also gets a higher-end 710W Bose stereo system and 18-way electric front sports seats. The car rides on 21-inch wheel as standard.

Above: Porsche Cayenne Turbo

There's no word on the Cayenne Diesel at this point, nor the e-Hybrid – we're expecting an announcement about their arrival at some point, but there's no concrete timing available.

NOTE: Below price list updated in June 2020.

2020 Porsche Cayenne pricing for Australia

The Cayenne GTS models are available to order now, with deliveries to begin in the fourth quarter of 2020.

All prices exclude on-road costs