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2017 Porsche Cayenne gets Platinum special edition trim

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Porsche plans to enhance its Cayenne range with new Platinum Edition models.

Arriving in showrooms later this year, the Platinum Edition models are based on the base Cayenne and gasoline-electric Cayenne S E-Hybrid and offer a host of extras for a reasonable price.

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Among the extras are 20-inch RS Spyder-style wheels, flared wheel arches, gloss black exterior accents, 8-way adjustable sports seats with leather and Alcantara trim and Porsche logos on the head rests, and finally stainless steel treadplates with a “Platinum Edition” inscription. The SUVs also receive parking aids, anti-glare mirrors, tinted windows and speed-sensitive steering.

The 2017 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition will start at $66,650, while the Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition will set you back $82,650. Both figures include Porsche’s standard $1,050 destination charge and represent a rough $6,000 premium over the respective Cayenne models without the Platinum Edition treatment.

As with all 2017 Cayennes, the Platinum Edition models get Porsche’s latest infotainment system with improved navigation, voice activation and 7.0-inch touchscreen display.

Note, there’s an all-new Cayenne out testing. This model adopts the Volkswagen Group’s latest MLB Evo platform and is expected to bring significant weight savings. It’s currently thought to be going on sale next year as a 2018 model.