Porsche Opens Bookings For 718 Cayman & 718 Boxster In India

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Porsche recently launched the facelifted version of their flagship sports car the 911 in India. The German carmaker though is looking to expand its appeal in the country and is looking at launching two more models by the year end.

Autocar India is claiming that Porsche has opened up bookings for the 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster sports cars prior to their official launch in India and that deliveries are expected to start in November.

Autocar also claims that prices for the 718 Cayman will start at  Rs. 80.13 lakh while the soft-top 718 Boxster range will start at Rs. 83.95 lakh. Both the standard and S variants of the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster will be made available in India.

The 718 Boxster was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March while the 718 Boxster made its debut in Beijing in May. Both cars feature similar styling cues including larger air intakes up front and a redesigned headlamps while at the rear a rather controversial new 'accent strip' runs between the lights.

The biggest change though is under the hood as the naturally aspirated flat-six engines have made way for a set of turbocharged four-cylinder engines.

The standard versions of both cars use the same 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four engine that produces 296bhp and 380Nm of torque. The 'S' variants get a larger 2.5-litre turbo flat-four that produces a 345bhp and 420Nm of torque. 

The 718 Cayman And 718 Boxster powered by the 2.0-litre engine will sprint from 0–100km/h in 4.7 seconds while the more powerful 'S' variants of both cars will complete the same sprint in just 4.2 seconds.

To ensure it reaches to even more customers in the country, Porsche plans to expand its dealership network in India. Porsche India Director Pavan Shetty spoke to Autocar Professional about his company's plans. He said, "The first plan for us is to reach our customers and for that, we will increase our representation in the country. We will add more dealers in the coming months. We will have a dealer in Chennai and another in Hyderabad and also improve upon the existing service facilities."  

Source - Autocar India

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