If you happen to be one of the few who feel the Porsche Cayenne just isn’t quite luxurious or sporty enough, the automaker has a new version of its people hauler made just for you. Meet the Cayenne Platinum Edition—an even better-equipped version of the crossover that is available in either the traditional, gasoline-powered variant or the E-Hybrid model.
All of the main changes included in the Platinum Edition models are purely aesthetic, as Porsche improved the exterior by way of 20-inch RS Spyder wheels, flared wheel arches, and Bi-Xenon headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System. These models will be available in two standard colors: black and white. Optionally, buyers can choose from one of five upgrade colors, including Jet Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrara White, and Rhodium Silver metallic. A gloss-black exterior trim kit adds a light contrast to the body.
Inside, the Platinum Edition features upscale bits like eight-way power leather-wrapped sport seats with Alcantara center sections and Porsche crests on the headrests, stainless-steel doorsills with illuminated “Platinum Edition” lettering, and the Porsche Communication Management system, which features the Connect Plus module, Bose Surround Sound, and navigation.
Other standard features on the Platinum Edition models include Power Steering Plus, rear ParkAssist, and automatic anti-glare side-view mirrors.
The 2017 Cayenne Platinum Edition will come standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 300 horsepower. This model will start from $65,600—a $6,000 increase over the base Cayenne. Moving into the 2017 Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition will add the 416-horsepower 3.0-liter supercharged hybrid powertrain for a starting price of $81,600, which is an increase of just $2,900 over the base S E-Hybrid model.
Porsche didn’t mention when the Platinum Edition models will hit showrooms, but it did state that it will be available in limited numbers.