What should I be paying?
Cayenne ownership begins with the 3.0-litre V6 at around £55,000 but you’ll soon add thousands to that with upgraded paint and wheels and a few other toys. The Cayenne S is next at a whisker under £70,000 with more standard kit, but chassis tech is extra: £1,511 for air suspension, £1,448 for four-wheel steer, £2,105 for the brakes with the clever coating (at least the reduced dust deposits will keep your alloys clean). At the top of the pile is the £100k Turbo to which you’ll still have to add most stuff except air suspension and the PSCB brakes.
Porsche may claim fuel economy of around 30mpg for the V6s, but expect mid 20s at best in the real world. A new coasting function helps a bit – it’s like an extended version of stop-start – but let’s be honest, if you’re dropping up to 100 large ones on a car like this, a few more fill-ups probably won’t worry you.
The Cayenne e-Hybrid claims 83.1mpg and 79g/km of CO2, so you're saving money on road tax, but reckon more on a 38-45mpg average in real-world driving, assuming you can charge the car's 14.1kWh battery, which lives under the boot floor (without eating main loading capacity) each evening. Porsche claims 27 miles of zero-emission range - expect more like 15 miles in reality.
Will there be a diesel version again? Porsche engineers confirmed to Top Gear a couple of years ago that a V6 (not a V8)-powered turbodiesel Cayenne was in the works for buyers who demand range and towing ability above all else, but since then Porsche dropped all diesels from its range. But the comeback of quick diesels via Audi's new S4, S5, S6 and S7 models could mean their powertrains are nabbed by Porsche for its SUVs.