In a Vehicle This Good, the Journey IS the Destination
With its dynamic design, five doors open to any adventure, and a new generation of turbocharged engine, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne is how the sublime chooses to roll.
The new Cayenne brims with cutting-edge technology. Among the temptations are the ever-popular Sport Chrono package that Porsche says knocks 0.4 seconds off of the0-to-60-mph times of both models and brings a Sport+ setting, a dash-mounted analog stopwatch, the all-wheel-steering system, electrically operated anti-roll bars that necessitate a 48-volt electrical system and an adjustable air suspension. Three braking systems are available, including carbon-ceramics. The new Cayenne is the first vehicle to offer Porsche’s Surface Coated Brakes, which incorporate a tungsten-carbide surface layer on traditional iron rotors that is intended to extend longevity, improve performance and reduce brake dust.
Without deviating too far from its predecessor, the new Cayenne truly looks good: longer, lower, wider and with bigger wheels. The best part is the rear, characterized by a wide, horizontal strip of taillights reminiscent of the Panamera. The cargo hold has grown by more than 3 cubic feet, and the interior is generously sized for five.
The new dashboard is modeled after the Panamera’s and shares a lot of components with its luxurious sedan sibling. There is a central tach with TFT screens left and right, and the infotainment system is mainly controlled by a 12.3-inch touchscreen atop the center console. The console itself combines physical buttons with touch-sensitive controls; it’s a futuristic look that manages to mirror the previous model’s analog setup while offering potential for further individualization.
Outstanding digital connectivity brings the whole world into the cockpit with versatility, quality and new cutting-edge driver assistance systems that offer both driver and passengers extraordinary comfort.