Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the official importer of Porsche vehicles into Malaysia is ushering in the new year with enhanced variants of the Cayenne and Panamera. The enhanced Premium Package for the Cayenne and Panamera models come with additional comfort and luxury features such as 14-way power seats, including memory function for both driver and front passenger; four-zone automatic climate control; automatic dimming mirrors; electrical sun blinds; ambient lighting; and BOSE Surround Sound System. In addition to the Premium Package, Power Steering Plus and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are included as standard for an even sportier driving experience.
At the same time, SDAP also announced the new competitive base prices for the Cayenne and Panamera, including Premium Package. The third generation Cayenne starts from RM780,000, while the second generation Panamera starts from RM890,000. For financial flexibility, you can choose the Porsche 360 Financing which offers a flexible financing programme that is personalised to your unique lifestyle with up to 30% lower monthly repayments, thereby offering you the opportunity to own a brand new Porsche every three to five years. As an example, based on a 90% loan margin for five years, the new Cayenne with the base price of RM780,000 may be driven away for as low as RM9,700 per month.
All Porsche vehicles sold via SDAP come with a four-year warranty and free maintenance package, which includes complimentary service, labour and parts.
“Together with Porsche Asia Pacific, the Premium Package for the Cayenne and Panamera is an initiative to enrich the product substance to elevate the customer’s ownership experience even further. We are giving a wider spread of comfort and sportiness in our vehicles, yet with even more competitive pricing. With this enhanced product line-up, we certainly look forward to a great year ahead,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of SDAP.
SDAP is also making strategic investments and expanding its sales network. The upcoming Porsche Centre Johor Bahru will assure customers in the southern region have an outstanding ownership experience, while later this year, SDAP will also open a brand new Porsche Centre in Ara Damansara.
This expands the brand’s nationwide sales network to four Porsche Centres by 2020, the year that Porsche anticipates to launch its first fully-electric vehicle in Malaysia, the Taycan. The recent opening of the Porsche pop-up store in Penang, which is open to the public until May 2019, also marks the importance of the development of the business in Malaysia. To kickstart 2019, SDAP is organising an Open House on 19 – 20 January 2019 at all Porsche Centres nationwide.
Arthur Willmann, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific, said: “Malaysia is home of the Porsche Experience Centre Sepang, and also one of our most important markets with a strong following for the brand. We are very excited about the future potential here together with SDAP as our long-term partner, especially with regards to an even more competitive model line-up, the expansion of our sales network as well as our electrification strategy. Together we are already looking forward to the introduction of the Taycan, our first fully-electric vehicle, which will come to the market at the beginning of 2020.”
About the Cayenne
The new Cayenne combines even more of the typical Porsche performance with excellent everyday practicality. Its powerful turbo engines, new eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, new chassis systems and innovative display and control concept with total connectivity is taking both sport and comfort to the next level. The Cayenne, with a 3.0-litre turbo engine delivers 250 kW (340 hp), 29 kW (40 hp) more than the previous model. Equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the new Cayenne accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in less than six seconds. This is followed by the Cayenne S, which is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo petrol engine, delivering 324 kW (440 hp). It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds with Sport Chrono Package.
The Cayenne is based heavily on the iconic 911 sports car: The third generation of this SUV, which has also been enhanced visually, now has mixed tyres and rear-axle steering for the first time. In addition to these typical sports car features, the on-road capabilities are further improved by active all-wheel drive as standard, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) electronic roll stabilisation system. Despite its significantly extended standard equipment, the Cayenne weighs up to 65 kilograms less than its predecessor and remains perfectly suited to off-road use. For the first time, the Cayenne is available with electric rear-axle steering offering agility on bends and stability when changing lanes at high speeds. The reduced turning circle also makes everyday handling of the SUV easier.
About the Panamera
The Panamera is advancing to become a performance icon of the luxury class. In this transformation, Porsche has systematically improved the Panamera concept – with a four-door car that has been redeveloped and redesigned down to the last detail. Its engines and transmissions have been redesigned, its chassis perfected, and its display and control concept reinterpreted for the future. The new Panamera also extends the borders between the world of ambitious sports cars and the world of comfortable cruising cars with highlights such as rear axle steering, active roll compensation and three-chamber air suspension.
The second generation Panamera’s engines have been redesigned. They have all been made more powerful, while significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. The new bi-turbo direct injection engines in the Panamera 4S – may be equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system and a new eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). A V6 twin-turbo petrol engine with 324 kW (440 hp) drives the Panamera 4S and a V6 turbo petrol engine with 243 kW (330 hp) drives the Panamera entry-level model.
More versatile than any other model in its class, the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo delivers 243 kW (330 hp) and 340 kW (462 hp) drives the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. With a large tailgate, low loading edge, increased luggage compartment volume and a 4+1 seating concept, the new Panamera Sport Turismo model offers the perfect combination of everyday usability and maximum flexibility.
To make an appointment to test drive your favourite Porsche model, please contact any of the following Porsche Centres:
- Porsche Centre Glenmarie +60(3) 5030 991
- Porsche Centre Sungai Besi +60(19) 675 9911
- Porsche Centre Penang +60(19) 400 9911