The third Porsche - 20 Years of the Cayenne

Posted 11th July 2022

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In the mid 90’s Porsche embarked on the pursuit of the ‘Third Porsche’. This was to be a car that would radically redirect the known successes of the Porsche brand by introducing a unique vehicle to the market.

Following the North American trend Porsche decided to begin development of an off-road vehicle that would not only compete with other sports orientated SUVs but also challenge their top competitors in the off-road segment. Initially dubbed ‘project Colorado’ the early concepts of the Porsche Cayenne were born, and it has subsequently taken the world by storm.

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The first-generation Cayenne (E1) debuted in 2002 and was released with the addition of new technology that has since been developed within other Porsche models. Air Suspension and PASM – Porsche Active Suspension Management, a system that constantly adapts and controls the damping force of the suspension to help aid performance on a variety of road surfaces. 

The second-generation of Cayenne (E2) introduced a whole new styling upgrade and the integration of a new and improved central console. Porsche continued with its introduction of innovative technology by releasing a new range of E-Hybrid models which remain consistently desirable today. 

By the time the Cayenne (E3) was released in 2019, it was clear that the E-Hybrid models were capable of remarkable performance and fuel economy combined. In everyday driving modes the most powerful model in the line-up, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid which features a 680bhp, 4.0L V8 and additional electric motor could deliver up to 60 MPG and had the ability to travel from 0-62 MPH in just 3.8 seconds.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Rear

2022 Porsche Cayenne Front

The latest model to be release to the market, the 2022 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition benefits from the addition of several previously non-standard options such as, LED Main Headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), a panorama roof system which is now standard for the Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne E-Hybrid models. Bose® Surround Sound System, Ambient Lighting, Porsche Crest on the headrests and analogue clock on the dashboard. The new Cayenne Platinum Edition offers the complete package.

To find out more about the current 2022 Porsche Cayenne line-up, to book a test drive or discover any other models in the Porsche range, please contact our team on the link below.

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For more information, please contact your local Porsche Centre:

Porsche Centre Bristol -
01173 216 780

Porsche Centre Newport - 
02920 606 512

Porsche Centre Swindon - 
01793 398 525

Porsche Centre Tewkesbury - 
01684 880 104

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