Porsche announces U.S. pricing for 2009 Cayenne

Porsche announces U.S. pricing for 2009 Cayenne

Just a few days ago word broke that Porsche would be rescinding its 'no diesels' policy for the 2010 Cayenne, and today the company has released pricing for the 2009 model. Small increases across the board reflect the weak U.S. dollar and rising materials costs, but are well within normal price growth ranges.

Starting at the base level, 2009 Cayenne SUVs will be priced from $45,495, a rise of $1,200 over 2008 model prices. The Cayenne S and GTS see similar price increases to $60,295 and $71,795, respectively, while the Cayenne Turbo gets the largest jump in price of $4,000 to $98,595. The all-new Cayenne Turbo S enters the SUV range right at the top, and starts at an asking price of $124,495, reports Automotive News.

A range of small improvements accompanies the price bumps, including slightly larger brakes, larger standard 19-inch wheels and an updated Porsche Communication System version 3.0 will be standard on the Turbo and Turbo S. The PCM 3.0 system includes XM traffic updates,iPod integration, Bluetooth phone support and a hard disk nav system.

Unlike many automakers, sales of the Porsche's large SUVs are actually up through May, with the Cayenne selling nearly 1,200 units, an increase of 6.5% over May 2007. The new Turbo S will arrive at Porsche dealers August 8.

2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S