Porsche is welcoming the new year with style by unveiling a new special edition model for the Cayenne SUV, called the “Platinum Edition”. The new special edition will be offered for the standard Cayenne, Cayenne E-Hybrid, and Cayenne S variants, as well as their corresponding Coupé counterparts.
Sharp-eyed readers will notice that this isn’t the first time Porsche is offering up the Platinum Edition treatment – the same special edition was also unveiled for the Panamera in November last year. While the name didn’t make much sense on the Panamera, it’s at least somewhat logical for the Cayenne, as Porsche shipped its one millionth unit of the SUV back in 2020.
But “going platinum” here doesn’t have anything to do with sales figures; just like the Panamera, the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition is merely a cosmetic exercise, characterised by several model-specific details finished in a satin Platinum paintjob.
These touches include the inlays of the air intakes up front, the ‘Porsche’ lettering within the LED rear light strip, the model designation emblem at the rear, as well as the Platinum Edition-exclusive 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels.
For contrast, the sport tailpipes and side window trims are painted in black to “further emphasise the sporty, elegant look” of the special edition model.
As standard, the Platinum Edition model will be offered in Mahogany and Moonlight Blue exterior shades, alongside a variety of monochrome options including “Crayon” – a Porsche-specific hue of light grey. But with enough money, we’re sure Porsche will paint your Cayenne Platinum Edition in any colour you so wish.
The special “platinum” touches extend to the Cayenne’s interior, featuring a new brushed aluminium door sill plate with the ‘Platinum Edition’ logo, textured aluminium interior package, silver-coloured trims (odd), light grey – or “Crayon” in Porsche speak – coloured seat belts, and standard-issue Porsche Crest on the headrests.
Aside from just aesthetic touches, the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition also comes with a several additional standard features, including the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, privacy glass, a Bose surround-sound system, ambient lighting, eight-way powered sports seats, as well as an analogue clock on the dashboard.
As usual, the car can be further personalised with a variety of options for both its interior and exterior via the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur programme.
Everything on the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition mechanical side is unchanged from their respective standard cars. Which means the base Cayenne model still comes with a 340 hp 3.0-litre turbocharged V6, while the Cayenne S packs a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 with 440 hp on offer.
The Cayenne E-Hybrid meanwhile pairs the 3.0-litre V6 with an electric motor and a 17.9 kWh battery for a combined output of 462 hp.
Over in the UK, the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition starts at £69,230 (approx. RM396k), while the Cayenne Coupé Platinum Edition kicks off at £70,350 (approx. RM402k). It’s now available for order, with deliveries in Germany beginning May 2022.