October 23, 2012
Sitting like in an SUV, driving like in a sports car – the new Cayenne GTS debuts in Malaysia
Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the official importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia officially launched the new Cayenne GTS at the Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang.
A new addition to the Cayenne model range, the Cayenne GTS is a fusion of two worlds, featuring the space, comfort and clear layout of an SUV with the driving fun, dynamics and agility of a sports car.
Focused on sporty performance, the Cayenne GTS combines greater engine output, more dynamic power development and a firmer chasis setup with a lower-slung body.
“The Porsche Cayenne is among the bestsellers in the Porsche’s product range. With the new Cayenne GTS, this makes up a total of six variants that are currently available in Malaysia for this second generation luxury SUV which combines sportiness and efficiency, each in their own way,” said Arnt Bayer, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance.
About the Cayenne GTS
The Cayenne GTS’s hood conceals a 420 hp (309 kW) upgraded V8 engine, based on the Cayenne S power unit. Power transmission is ensured by the eight-speed Tiptronic S with integrated auto start/stop function. An especially dynamically tuned engine and transmission design reinforces the emphatically sporty characteristics, enabling short bursts of speed at any time. The Cayenne GTS sprints from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, reaching 160 km/h in 13.3 seconds. The top speed is 261 km/h and the NEDC fuel consumption 10.7 litres per 100 kilometres.
The specially tuned chassis ensures thrilling driving dynamics. Equipped with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), the new SUV’s body is lowered by 24 mm relative to the Cayenne S. As a result, the new Cayenne GTS is closer to the road and moves with the sports car’s trademark composure and agility.
The looks of the Cayenne GTS openly proclaims its pronounced sportiness with eye-catching features such as the front-end borrowed from the Cayenne Turbo, frames and trims in high-gloss black, prominent side skirts and wider wheel arches as well as a distinctive roof spoiler with twin-wing profile. The prevailing ambiance of the interior is sporty elegance, featuring a leather interior with Alcantara elements as standard. Front sport seats with eight adjustment options are also featured as standard in the new Cayenne GTS.
The base price of the new Cayenne GTS starts from RM 800,000 which includes a 4-year factory warranty and a 4-year complimentary service and maintenance package. The above prices include all applicable duties and exclude registration fee, road tax and insurance. Specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, please log-on to www.porsche.com.my or visit Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang or Porsche Centre Glenmarie.