A couple of months after announcing that Malaysia will be the first country outside Germany to assemble Porsches, the company has confirmed that the Cayenne is the first CKD Porsche model in Malaysia.
With first deliveries estimated to begin by March 2022, the price of the Porsche Cayenne CKD will start from RM550,000, which is RM115,000 cheaper than the outgoing fully imported Cayenne.
Standard design highlights now include LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), LED taillights, a choice of three metallic paint colours with high-gloss black contrast accents and sporty 21-inch RS Spyder design wheels.
Inside, new standard features include a BOSE Surround Sound System, two choices of leather upholstery colour-ways, four-zone climate control, 14-way adjustable comfort seats with memory function and electric roll-up sun blinds for the rear windows.
Driver assistance systems are also enhanced with convenient technology features like Comfort Access, a Porsche Communication Management system with full HD 12-inch displays and Park Assist with front, rear as well as surround views.
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and other intelligent Porsche Connect services are also featured as standard.
These upgrades combine with other features like Porsche Advanced Cockpit, multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles, and a centre console with Direct Touch Control.
Customers can also opt for the first-ever (optional) Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur Package, which includes a Sport Design Package that enhances the car’s appearance with a unique front apron, more pronounced wheel arch extensions, and darker-tinted headlights and taillights.
Performance is also enhanced with a sports exhaust system featuring unique sport tailpipes and double-tube tailpipe trim for a more commanding presence.
On request, a Carbon interior package can further be applied, changing the finishes on selected areas of the dashboard and door panel to carbon fibre to create a premium yet sporty ambience. 22-inch rims are also optionally available.
Besides personalising their sports car with the optional Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur Package, or with an impressive range of individual Porsche Tequipment items, customers will also be able to configure and order a special Porsche Design watch.
To mark the debut of this first-ever digital ordering platform for Porsche customers in Malaysia, the brand is offering a Porsche Driver’s Selection voucher worth RM 911 for the first 50 orders placed online.
On a separate note, the brand will further expand its presence in Malaysia, complementing its facilities in Kuala Lumpur and Penang with a fourth dealership in Johor Bahru, which will open by mid-2022.
This expanded retail network perfectly complements the recently announced High-Performance Charging network in partnership with Shell, scheduled to be completed within the same time frame to enable seamless electrified long-distance commuting between Malaysia and Singapore. A further extension of the corridor up to Thailand is planned by 2023.