You can blame the Macan for that.
Porsche always liked to say you could buy a brand-new Cayenne in the US for $50,595, which put the premium SUV within reach for many. But once you started checking the option box, that price tag quickly jumped up by thousands of dollars. If you’re still looking to get a base Cayenne for that price, you’d better act fast. Porsche has just announced that the 2015 Cayenne’s starting price is about to go up by a lot. How much, exactly? Try over $12,000.
We’ll explain: the all-new mid-size Porsche Macan, which just went on sale in May, has a base price of $50,895. Porsche is effectively moving the larger Cayenne upmarket. For 2015, there will be four Cayenne variants offered: the Cayenne Diesel will sticker for $62,695. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid, a plug-in, will start at $77,395, while the Cayenne S, powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6, starts at $75,095. The top-level Cayenne Turbo will cost you at least $114,595. Yes, the cheapest Cayenne you can now buy in the US is a diesel.