Porsche has announced that it will make available an even more expensive version of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid - possibly in reaction to better than average plug-in Cayenne sales of late (or at least as compared to anemic Panamera S E-Hybrid sales)

Sold as the "Platinum Edition," this version of the plug-in SUV will have a sticker price just slightly higher than the base Cayenne PHEV.

The standard Cayenne S E-Hybrid starts at $78,700 in the U.S., while Porsche's USA site lists the base price for the "Platinum Edition" at $81,600.

Porsche will actually offer this "Platinum Edition" on the Cayenne Diesel (as seen in images) version too, but that's not a plug-in, so it's dead to us.

Platinum Edition versions can be ordered right now for delivery expected this June.

You can build your own at this link.

Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition (Not PHEV Version)

Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition (Not PHEV Version)

Porsche lays out the "Platinum Edition" upgrades in the very brief press release below:

Elegant, Sophisticated and Exclusive: Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition

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Later in 2016, Porsche will offer two new Cayenne Platinum Edition models. Porsche uses the Platinum Edition designation for selected configurations that are offered for only a limited time. The Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition variants will be recognizable by their distinctive sporty appearance. Both models offer a high level of content at an attractive price. For example, large 20-inch RS Spyder design wheels are housed in wider wheel arches and the special interior is dominated by leather eight-way electrically adjustable sport seats with Alcantara® center panels, Porsche crest on the head rests, and stainless steel door sills with illuminated "Platinum Edition" lettering.

Expanded features improve comfort and convenience. For example, standard equipment for the Cayenne Platinum Edition includes Bi-Xenon™ headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Power Steering Plus, and front and rear ParkAssist. The latter not only uses an audible beep to indicate the distance to objects or other cars in front of and behind the vehicle; it also graphically depicts the direct surroundings on the central display. The exterior mirrors and rear-view mirror are equipped with an automatic anti-glare feature as standard, while dark-tinted privacy glass (also standard) provides additional privacy for rear passengers.

Solid black and white paint finishes are standard, with Jet Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrara White, or Rhodium Silver metallic paints optionally available. The wheel arch extensions are also available in body color. The models' exclusive appearance is rounded out by a high gloss black exterior trim package.

Platinum Edition models will come with the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that includes navigation, the Connect Plus module, and a BOSE® Surround Sound system. The plug-in Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition model also comes with auxiliary cabin conditioning which allows the vehicle to be programmed to use the heater or air-conditioning to pre-condition the cabin before the driver enters the vehicle.


Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition (Not PHEV Version)

Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition (Not PHEV Version)

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