Porsche Cayenne Diesel, E-Hybrid get the Platinum treatment

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Standard exterior coloring for the Cayenne Platinum Edition will be a non-metallic black and white finish with several other optional colors from the Porsche Cayenne pallette still available(Credit: Porsche)

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Porsche is offering a new Platinum Edition for the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S E-Hybrid models. This package adds several appearance upgrades, interior comfort additions, and safety technologies. The package will be globally available.

In both the diesel and plug-in hybrid models, the Platinum Edition includes bi-xenon headlights using the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as well as Power Steering Plus and ParkAssist (front and back). The power steering upgrade gives more user control over steering resistance, while the ParkAssist system adds front and rear radar and a graphic depiction of the car on the infotainment screen to show surrounding objects detected and their proximity. Also added with the Platinum package is anti-glare side and rear-view mirror glass, and rear passenger privacy glass.

Standard exterior coloring for the Cayenne Platinum Edition will be a non-metallic black and white finish with several other optional colors from the Porsche Cayenne pallette still available. Exterior upgrades also include wider wheel arches and RS Spyder design 20-inch wheels.

Inside, upgraded standard features for the Platinum package include the lateset-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system for the infotainment interface. This includes online navigation, added smartphone integration (Connect Plus), and a Bose Surround Sound system. In the Cayenne S E-Hbyrid, a stationary climate control system is available to pre-heat or pre-cool the vehicle when plugged in for charging.

The diesel model Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition utilizes a turbocharged V6 that outputs 262 horsepower (193 kW), achieving 36 mpg (6.6 l/100km). Numbers assume low rolling resistance tires. In the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition, total system output is 416 hp (306 kW) through a 3.0-liter V6 and electric motor combination. Fuel economy is rated at 71 mpg (3.3 l/100km).

Sales prices for the Platinum Edition models begins at US$84,222 (€74,352 with VAT in Europe) for the diesel model and $102,285 (€90,298 with VAT) for the plug-in hybrid. Deliveries will begin in June.

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