The Porsche Cayenne | Part Six

The Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

A convincing transport concept

The Cayenne’s luggage compartment is equipped with a partition net and roll cover and offers a capacity of 540 litres. If more space is needed, the 60/40 rear-seat backrest tilts forward increasing luggage compartment capacity to a maximum of 1770 litres. Two further advantages are the low sill for convenient loading and unloading, and the opening window which permits the loading of small items without opening the tailgate itself. Wintersports enthusiasts are able to use the ski-bag for through-loading their skis, and sports enthusiasts with lareg equipment – such as a glider or a sports boat – can have their Cayenne fitted with a tow bar capable of towing loads of up to 3.5 tonnes.

The customer has a choice of two different trailer systems. Complementing a manually removable version, comes a world-first achievement offering a far higher standard of comfort and convenience: a tow bar that extends electrically at the touch of a button. To prevent unwanted operation of this towing mechanism the lowering/lifting process is activated by a toggle switch fitted on the right-hand side of the luggage compartment. Also in the interests of safety, the bar can only be lowered or raised with the vehicle at a standstill. This system is not available in the US market.

New: Optional PCM with offroad navigation

The new Cayenne is optionally available with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) comprising a double-tuner, CD player, dynamic route navigation system, on-board computer and, as an option, a DSM dual-band telephone. As a further option the PCM navigation system may be supplemented by a special off-road navigation unit available from Porsche for the first time. Offering altitude information it also depicts the position of the wheels and serves as a compass. A further feature allows the user to enter a destination directly onto the a map and to use the backtracking function which memorises the route covered and guides the driver back on the same path taken for the outward journey.

Published 2 June 2004 Melanie Carter

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