Following the introduction of the new entry-level Macan with a turbo’d four-banger, Porsche has announced some updates for its largest SUV too, the Cayenne.
First introduced in the facelifted 911 (991 II) and offered as standard across the range, the new-generation of the brand’s PCM (Porsche Communication Management) infotainment system has arrived on the Cayenne and it’s offered at no extra cost, working together with a high-res 7-inch touchscreen.
Porsche claims the redesigned user interface is “smartphone-like” and “enables operation that is intuitive“. The relevant menu contents, which can be controlled by the driver using multi-touch gestures, are shown when the proximity sensor detects a user input.
Bluetooth, USB and SD card interfaces are available and so is the Apple CarPlay connectivity. There is also a new navigation model, offered as standard, which promises high-res map display and 3D representations in some regions; this can be started using voice control.
Coming at an extra cost is the Connect Plus module, which improves dynamic orientation with real-time traffic info. Google Street View, Google Earth, new Porsche Connect App, Wi-Fi hotspot and the familiar Car Connect App are found on the 2017 Cayenne too.