Porsche announced the availability of its new Platinum Edition of the Cayenne Diesel and Cayenne S E-Hybrid—the latter a plug-in hybrid with a 10.8 kWh battery pack. Compared to the standard Porsche Cayenne, which starts at $60,650 including destination, the new Platinum Edition adds all of that tech and styling improvements for just $5,400 for a total of $66,050. For the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition, its starting price of $82,650 is $2,900 north of the standard S E-Hybrid’s price of $79,750.
The base Porsche Cayenne uses a 300-hp 3.6-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic transmission, while the new Cayenne S E-Hybrid bundles a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine with a plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain for a total output of 416 hp.
Inside, upgraded standard features for the Platinum package include the latest-gen Porsche Communication Management (PCM) sys for the infotainment interface. This includes online navigation, added smartphone integration (Connect Plus), and also a Bose Surround Sound sys. In the Cayenne S E-Hbyrid, a stationary climate control sys is available to pre-heat or pre-cool the vehicle when plugged in for charging.
Both the base Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid will get big 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, a black exterior trim package, wider and extended wheel arches, and eight-way power-adjustable leather sport seats, a distinctive interior with plenty of Alcantara inserts, Porsche crests embossed into the headrests, and stainless-steel door sills with the “Platinum Edition” name etched in. Cayenne S E-Hybrid keep their signature bright-green brake calipers.