News round-up: Porsche Cayenne GTS revealed and Range Rover gets tougher

  • Porsche shows off sporty Cayenne GTS
  • Gets a new V6 engine, replacing old V8 version
  • Range Rover offers more off-roading capability
Words By Tom Webster

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The Porsche Cayenne range has been upgraded, with the addition of both a new GTS and an entry-level model. The GTS gets a 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 434bhp and 443lb ft. That's 20bhp and 63lb ft more than the previous V8-engined GTS. It gets from 0-62mph in 5.2sec, or 5.1sec with the optional Sport Chrono Pack.

It also gets styling influenced by the Cayenne Turbo, 20-inch alloy wheels and leather and Alcantara interior details and sports seats.

The entry-level Cayenne also has a 3.6-litre V6 petrol, which produces 296bhp and does 0-62mph in 7.7 seconds. It emits 215g/km and has average fuel economy of 30.7mpg. The entry-level Cayenne starts at Β£49,576, while the GTS comes with a price tag of Β£72,523.

Range Rover

The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport now come with a series of updates, including new equipment for off-road driving. They get an off-road cruise control system, for Β£175, and a head-up display, which is available as a Β£1000 option.

Land Rover has also improved the efficiency and performance of its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder TDV6 and SDV6 engines. The TDV6's power output is unchanged, at 281bhp and 443lb ft, but economy has improved by 8.5% to 40.9mpg with CO2 emissions of 182g/km.

The Sport's SDV6 has increased performance to 302bhp and 516lb ft - increases of 14bhp and 73lb ft respectively - while economy is up by 7% to 40.4mpg and CO2 is now 185g/km.