Published on June 9th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Local Assembled Porsche Cayenne Sales Moving Swiftly Along
There was some reservation on local assembled Porsche Cayenne SUVs in Malaysia initially.
Looks like luxury SUV buyers are quite happy with the build, paint finish and quality on a local assembled Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV as the sales are picking up as fast as they are being built and delivered to the showrooms.
Yes, the Porsche Cayenne is now local assembled in Malaysia, the first time Porsche has set-up assembly outside of Germany. The news of this project was first shared way back in February 2021 when there was news hinting the start of local assembly for Porsche in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, this award winning luxury SUV was first shown in July 2018 and came with a selling price from RM745,000 as a fully imported luxury SUV. Then in October 2020 there a ‘premium package’ version released in Malaysia for a special price that started from RM680,000.
Then in March 2022 the first ever local assembled Porsche Cayenne luxury SUV rolled out of the Kulim Plant in Kedah. It was priced at RM550,000 and this 3rd generation Cayenne gave some reconditioned car importers who were selling used Cayenne’s from England a big headache as their stock of Cayenne’s were more expensive.
The RM550k Cayenne comes with a 3.0L turbocharged V6 petrol engine with an output of 340PS and 450Nm of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission and an active all-wheel drive system that provides a 0-100km/h time in just 6.2 seconds with this base configuration.
Standard equipment for the CKD Cayenne includes:
- LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
- LED taillights
- 21″ RS Spyder design wheels
- BOSE Surround Sound
- Four-zone climate control
- 14-way adjustable comfort seats with memory function
- electric roll-up sunblinds for rear windows
- Comfort Access
- Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with 12″ displays
- ParkAssist with front, rear and surround views
- Apple CarPlay integration
- Porsche Connect services
- Porsche Advanced Cockpit
- Multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles
- centre console with Direct Touch Control
Customers will be able to configure and book their Cayenne online via mycayenne.online. This is also a first for Malaysia. Amongst the personalisations available are the optional Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur Package and an individual range of Porsche Tequipment items.