Following the green trend manufacturers seem to be currently yearning for, Porsche has unveiled its latest hybrid model, the Cayenne Hybrid.
In addition to the hybrid drivetrain, Porsche has updated the vehicle’s styling (as seen by leaked photos that appeared on the internet).
The Cayenne Hybrid is capable of running entirely on its electric motor at speeds up to 156km/h. With fuel consumption improvements of up to 23%, down to 8.3L/100km, the Cayenne Hybrid will enter an ever more broad market. Packing around 283kW, the vehicle will still perform like its other sporty siblings, staying true to the Porsche heritage. The engine behind the package is a supercharged 3.0-litre V6.
While the hybrid will scope new customers, four other Porsche Cayenne variants will also be available. Porsche will launch the new Cayenne with a 3.6-litre V6, 4.8-litre V8, turbocharged 4.8-litre V8 and also a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel.
A 20% improvement in fuel economy places the diesel Cayenne at 7.6L/100km, the Cayenne S sheds 170kg and gets a fuel economy gain of 23% to 10.5L/100km, while the Cayenne Turbo slices its fuel consumption 23% to 11.5L/100km.
These figures are astonishing considering the Cayenne Turbo is capable 368kW.
New optional features include Lane Change Assist, a system that uses blind spot cameras to detect traffic the driver doesn’t see via the mirrors. Also featured in the Cayenne as an option is a speed-dependent lighting system that can variably adjust lighting power based on speed and the surrounding level of light.
Keep an eye out for further details on local configurations of the Cayenne.