Equipped with either a 3-liter 262 hp V6 engine or a 416 hp gasoline/electric hybrid power-train, the Porsche Platinum Edition’s upgrades also include 20-inch RS Spyder alloy wheels (previously 21-inch 911 Turbo design) on the all-wheel drive.
The 5-door SUV also boasts one of the best infotainment units around, with a Bose sound system as standard and Power Steering Plus with Park Assist that works together with the infotainment system’s display.
While both versions come standard with privacy glass and anti-glare mirrors, only the hybrid version enjoys stationary air conditioning and heating – a very useful feature in hotter countries with which drivers can cool or heat the cabin remotely. Yes, this means you can prep the car for your arrival without actually being at the wheel.
Inside, electrically operated leather and Alcantara sports seats provide a high-level of ergonomics, each one embellished with Porsche crests on the headrests. The stainless steel doors are backlit while a special analogue clock completes the dashboard.
The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition offers a combined fuel economy of 3.4-3.3l/100km (47mpg) and will cost €90,298 in Europe ($81,600 in the US, plus delivery and handling fees) when deliveries commence in June, 2016.
Meanwhile, the diesel edition manages 6.8-6.6l/100km and will cost €74,352. A lack of interest in diesel power in the U.S. means that Porsche will be offering its U.S. customers a 3-liter 300hp gasoline V6 option at $65,600 instead. Both versions will be available in black, white as standard, though a variety of five metallic colors are also available.
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