2018 Porsche Cayenne – exclusive Reader Test Team preview

Join What Car? for an exclusive preview of the new Porsche Cayenne on the evening of Thursday 29 March in Reading, Berkshire...

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Kris Culmer
21 Mar 2018 09:56 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

The third-generation Cayenne is due to go on sale in the next few months. The changes over the previous model are deep-rooted; the SUV is now based on a new platform, has a much better interior and, of course, is even faster.

Even the cheapest model is powered by a 335bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol V6, meaning it can get from 0-62mph in 6.2sec. Above that, there's a 434bhp V6 and a 542bhp V8. A 680bhp petrol-electric hybrid and a diesel or two will arrive soon after.

And, having driven the new Cayenne, we can tell you it’s not just speed that has been improved; it's more agile and stable at high speeds and stays remarkably upright in corners. Inside, there have been big developments, with oceans of soft-touch plastics, fine leathers, high-quality trims and, more importantly, a thoroughly modern dashboard that replaces the outgoing model’s confusing constellation of buttons around the gear selector with touchpads.

2018 Porsche Cayenne – exclusive Reader Test Team preview

At launch, prices for the SQ7 and Range Rover Sport rival will range from £55,595 to £99,291.

If you're interested, come along and tell us what you think. At the event, you'll get a close-up look of the new Cayenne and a Q&A opportunity with the Porsche team, before being interviewed for our magazine and website.

To apply, email the following information to readertestteam@haynet.com

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your mobile number
  • Your occupation
  • What car you currently drive
  • Where you'll be travelling from
  • Why you want to see the new Porsche Cayenne

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