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Porsche Cayenne Platinum 2022: Stuttgart’s flagship SUV gets stealthy special edition

John Law

Porsche’s has given the Cayenne SUV a stealthy treatment with the new Platinum Edition now available across three grades in Australia

Porsche has added a limited Platinum Edition package to its 2022 Cayenne large SUV lineup, with the option available on the eponymous entry grade, the electrified E-Hybrid and the athletic Cayenne S. 

Priced from $145,000 before on-road costs, the Cayenne Platinum Edition bundles intricate 21-inch alloy wheels, an exterior black-pack and limited colour palette consisting of Crayon, Jet Black metallic, Carrara White metallic, Moonlight Blue, and Mahogany hues. 

The Cayenne range grew last year with the addition of Porsche’s first SUV to bear its hallowed GT badge – the Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT. The Cayenne sits above the smaller Macan crossover in Porsche’s lineup, and is available either as a more traditional wagon-bodied SUV shape or as a fastback-roof coupe-SUV.

Porsche Cayenne Platinum edition 2022 lights
The Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition is new for 2022

The Cayenne is expected to be replaced with a new generation featuring a fully-electric powertrain in 2023 or 2024.

How much does the Cayenne Platinum Edition cost?

The Platinum option pack applies a curated visual treatment to three grades adding as little as $300 to a Cayenne S coupe, but as much as $23,700 on the base Cayenne model.

The Platinum pack extras include the 21-inch ‘Spyder’ alloy wheels, Porsche logo spelled out in the rear DRL strip, black window trim and exhaust tips, Bose stereo, 18-way electrically adjustable sports seats, crayon seatbelts and panoramic sunroof. 

Porsche offers the platinum grade on the base Cayenne wagon ($145,000) and coupe ($145,500) which are powered by a 250kW/500Nm 3.0-litre turbo petrol V6.

Porsche Cayenne Platinum edition 2022 cabin
Inside the Cayenne Platinum Edition gets a Bose Stereo and 18-way adjustable sports seats

Moving up to the Cayenne S scores you a slightly smaller 2.9-litre V6 that is twin-turbocharged and therefore bumps outputs to 324kW of power and 550Nm of torque

The Cayenne E-Hybrid on the other hand teams the 3.0-litre single-turbo V6 with a 100kW electric motor for 340kW of combined power and 700Nm of torque.

Additionally, the E-Hybrid’s 17.9kWh lithium-ion battery pack means the PHEV Cayenne can travel 48km (WLTP) without relying on its V6. Charging the battery can be done at a maximum rate of 7.2kW. 

Porsche Cayenne 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Cayenne: $121,300
  • Cayenne coupe: $133,700
  • Cayenne E-Hybrid: $141,200
  • Cayenne Platinum: $145,000
  • Cayenne Platinum coupe: $145,500
  • Cayenne E-Hybrid coupe: $151,000
  • Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum: $160,300
  • Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum coupe: $160,900
  • Cayenne S: $161,500
  • Cayenne S coupe: $172,500
  • Cayenne S Platinum: $172,400
  • Cayenne S Platinum Coupe: $172,800
  • Cayenne GTS: $192,500
  • Cayenne GTS coupe: $197,800
  • Cayenne Turbo: $246,000
  • Cayenne Turbo coupe: $259,000
  • Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid: $292,200
  • Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid coupe: $297,900
  • Cayenne Turbo GT: $336,100