Sime Darby Auto Performance confirms 2022 Porsche Cayenne as first model locally-assembled in Kulim, priced from RM550,000
It's official; Porsche distributor Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has confirmed that the Porsche Cayenne will be the first model to be locally-assembled in Kulim, Kedah, following an official announcement that the Stuttgart brand was going into the CKD business back in August. The company is already accepting pre-orders for the SUV, which will be priced from RM550,000 with SST exemption. That's a full RM130,000 cheaper than the Cayenne Premium Package which was launched barely a year ago. In fact, it wasn't very long ago when the base CBU Cayenne was priced from RM795,000 before additional options.
For the new, heavily-subsidised price tag, you're getting what SDAP calls an 'updated and enhanced Cayenne', which comes with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), 21-inch RS Spyder design wheels, Bose audio, 14-way electrically-adjustable seats, Comfort Access, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and a 12-inch display with Porsche Connect and Apple CarPlay as standard, among other staple Porsche goodies.
Buyers can add to this fairly generous spec sheet by topping up an additional RM58,000 for the Exclusive Manufaktur Package, which throws in a sports exhaust, SportDesign package, tinted headlights and taillights and Porsche logo LED door lights. As for what's under the hood, Porsche's 340PS 3.0-litre turbocharged V6, which propels the big German SUV to 100kph from a standstill in a respectable 6.2 seconds.
If you're ready to ditch the booking fees placed on either a Mercedes GLE or BMW X5, you can book a Cayenne at myCayenne.online. You'll need to wait, though. SDAP says first deliveries are expected to begin by March 2022, after which it plans to open its fourth Malaysian dealership down south in Johor Bahru.
Looks like it's fun times ahead for the makers of the 911, eh?