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2017 Sees Comprehensive Innovations for all Porsche Model Lines

Porsche Connect dashboard

Porsche entered 2017 with a host of upgrades to all of its models. Some received a facelift, others a simple interior revision, but all maintained the performance and beauty expected in a Porsche. Anyone who’s familiar with Porsche knows that they always strive to innovate and create, so it’s small wonder they update their models year in and year out. This year, however, they seem to have introduced more features than usual.

Expanded Connect Features

The Connect Plus option now offers an integrated SIM card that supports the LTE standard. The package comes with a flat data rate for navigation and infotainment services. There’s also an expanded Concierge Service along with Connect Plus, available in China and Japan. In the not so distant future, the Concierge Service will allow users to book flights, rentals, and hotels.

Upgraded Porsche Connect Services

In addition to the updated Connect features, Porsche is offering the entire range of Porsche Connect services. Introduced in the new Panamera, cars featuring the Connect Plus option can upgrade through a simple migration procedure. Models produced from September 2015 onwards (apart from the Panamera) qualify for the procedure, and owners will be contacted in writing.

New Colors and Options

All model ranges get new interior and exterior colors. The first one is Crayon, available for the 911 and 718 models. Then there’s Saffron Yellow Metallic for the 911 and Satin Black for the 911 Targa S. Expect another five colors to become available for the rest of the Porsche lineup, too.

Power Increase

The new 911 Carrera S, Carrera 4S, and Targa 4S have an optional kit, boosting power by 30 horsepower, raising the total to 450 hp. The extra oomph comes courtesy of larger turbochargers, a Sport Chrono package, modified cooling system, and sports exhaust system. You may not notice the extra power in downtown Los Angeles, California, but you will definitely feel it on the track.

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