Now and at last fully fledged, the Cayenne range offers a simple step-through menu of models, each distinguished not by some trim-related model badge, but a bespoke powertrain specification.
The middle of the range is punctuated by a 3.6-litre V6 petrol motor and a petrol-hybrid known as the S E-Hybrid powered by a 3.0-litre V6 engine paired to an electric motor and punching out 410bhp combined.
The most sporting Cayenne comes next in the form of the 434bhp GTS but if it’s real steam you’re after, Porsche completes the range with a couple of Turbos, a standard 512bhp model and a ridiculous 562bhp Turbo S fast enough to blow various Boxsters, Panameras and Caymans clean off the road.
Interestingly, while 80 percent of Cayennes sold in the UK are diesel powered, that means 20 percent are not, an impressive statistic when you consider all other rivals only offer petrol power as tiny volume flagship models.
These engines, all driven through eight speed automatic gearboxes with either steering wheel mounted buttons or paddle shifters, all direct their urge in four different directions via an electro-mechanical centre diff capable of directing up to 100 percent of the power to either axle.