Porsche has unveiled the Cayenne GTS, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Porsche has unveiled the Cayenne GTS, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Described as an especially "sporty model," the Cayenne GTS features a Sport Design package that includes extended wheel arches and revised side skirts. The car also has tinted lighting units, a 20-24mm reduced ride height and 20-inch alloy wheels. Other highlights include a sports exhaust system, high-performance brakes, additional body-color accents and the a Porsche Active Suspension Management system.

Interior changes are relatively limited but there's leather and Alcantara sports seats as well as GTS-branded headrests.

Power is provided by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 440 PS (323 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 20 PS (14 kW) and 85 Nm (62 lb-ft). Thanks to the extra oomph the crossover accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds - or 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono package - before hitting a top speed of 262 km/h (162 mph).

Besides the GTS, Porsche will introduce the entry-level Cayenne. It features a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 300 PS (220 kW). It is connected to a new eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds before topping out at 230 km/h (143 mph). It also has an engine start/stop system which reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 0.7 l/100 km and 21 g/km, respectively.

Both models will go on sale in Germany in February and pricing starts at €65,427 for the Cayenne and €98,152 for the Cayenne GTS.

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