It might only seem like yesterday that Porsche unveiled the original Cayenne SUV, but it has actually been a part of the Stuttgart lineup for 15 years.
It may have proved controversial when launched, but the Cayenne is credited with saving the company from extinction, and funding the development of projects like the 911 GT3 RS and Cayman GT4. Without it, the enthusiasts who dismissed the Cayenne as an affront to the Porsche brand would not have a great deal to actually be enthusiastic about.
Thankfully for those Porsche fans the Cayenne has been a hit, with over 750,000 examples sold. The latest third-generation car therefore needs to live up to the expectations created if it is to help Porsche remain profitable. We’ve tested it out to see just how well resolved the latest big SUV is.
This week we’ve also delved deep into the chaotic madness of the Tokyo Motor Show, with a range of radical concepts and advanced technology on display. We’ve looked at cut-price convertibles available for bargain prices, and checked out the times when car designers made a mess of facelifting things.
The Porsche 911 has gone back to basics with a new ‘T’ variant, named after a classic model from 1968. At £85,576 it majors on maximising driver enjoyment.
- Nearly a third of British drivers will receive a penalty notice every year.
- Volkswagen Golf owners are the most keen to scrap their cars.
- A 1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S sold for over £250,000 at auction!
- Nissan has built an electric car that sings. No, we’re not joking.
- Whilst Ford has built a robotic bum to test the durability of seats.
- The new BMW X2 will cost from £33,980 when it goes on sale shortly.
- Mercedes-Benz has sold 5,555,555 compact cars in just 20 years.
- The latest Vauxhall Zafira Tourer seven-seater has a full set of hotspots.
2018 Porsche Cayenne – First Drive Review
Sharing a platform with the Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7 gives the new Porsche Cayenne impressive credentials. But can it deliver on the promise of performance?
Big in Japan – The stars from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
Happening once every two years means the Tokyo Motor Show creates big expectations for Japanese manufacturers. They certainly didn’t disappoint this year.
Motor shows give car designers the chance to go wild with new concepts. For Tokyo 2017 the creative juices were really flowing.
Automotive clinical negligence
Facelifts don’t always go to plan, especially in the automotive world. These are some of the worst examples of botched bodywork.
Winter is coming
With temperatures set to plunge this weekend, what better time to think about buying a bargain convertible. Like one of these.
Ultimate luxury cabrio
The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet packs a twin-turbocharged V12 into a luxurious and refined body. We got up close and personal with it last month in Frankfurt.