The 2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition
Taking a quick dip into precious metals is something automakers love especially for naming purposes. Porsche prefers platinum as it announced a new special edition for the cayenne. The Platinum Special Edition for the Cayenne reminded all the SUV lovers about the 2011 SUV of the year while the baby Cayenne, Porsche Macan was getting the entire buzz lately. On sale in January, the 2014 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition is anticipated to bring back the glory and attention to the model in its fourth year.
The 2015 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition V-6 will start at $64,295 while the diesel variant will cost about $67,895, including destination. Earlier the model was not taken a big note of since it seemed to be a proposal exclusively for Europe, but then the brand announced its availability in North America as well. For all the supposed cache that is usually associated with the Platinum moniker and the fact that this is a limited edition, Porsche is applying it here only on V-6 powered Cayennes. That includes both the gas version with 300 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque, and the diesel variant, which is good for 240 horsepower and a healthy 406 pound feet or torque in U.S. spec. Both the versions would be mated to an eight speed Tiptronic S Transmission.
The most popular “extras” from the brand, all get packed into this limited edition luxury of Platinum Cayenne. Headlining the list are the Bi-Xenon headlight, Power Steering Plus, park Assist fore and aft, and paparazzi-foiling dark glass for the rear seat passengers. The Platinum Special Edition Cayenne stays calm and classy on its exterior mostly with decent plays of blacks and whites along with Meteor Gray Metallic and interestingly, or rather contradictory-sounding, Mahogany Metallic. This limited edition vehicle rolls on 19-inch Cayenne Design II wheels.
Following the trend that prevails on the above the sheet metal, the Platinum Cayenne is similarly simple under the sheet as well. Porsche has “reserved” a Black/ Luxor Beige two tone interior for the Platinum. The owner gets to choose between a partial or (optional) full leather interior with the appropriate floor mats and entry guards. The SportsDesign steering wheel sports shift paddles while all the headrests are embossed with the Porsche logo. Another feature that comes as standard is Porsche’s communication management system with its seven inch touchscreen, navigation, and 11-speaker Bose audio system.
Interestingly, the current hot topic from the brand, which is the 2015 Porsche Macan S, still remains the powerful one. And the fact prevails that it is not at all difficult to price a 2015 Porsche Macan S in the mid to high $ 60,000 range which gives rise to a rather fascinating query that whether the market is going to boom for the more powerful Macan S with a few options or will people would drool over the platinum bathed, more practical and larger Cayenne Platinum Edition. The question remains unanswered till the Platinum Edition Cayenne hits the stores; however, the silver details on this limited edition SUV do make it rather tempting.