• Jan 25, 2010
The second-generation Porsche Cayenne is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March along with its cousin, the Volkswagen Touareg. Both SUVs will mark the debut of a new hybrid drive system co-developed by the two brands, and both the revised Cayenne and Touareg will enter production some time this spring.

The SUVs will reportedly be using a version of the supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 found in the Audi S4, with 325 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. The crew at Autocar had a chance to ride along in a near-production Cayenne S hybrid recently and determined that the new machine could be a serious challenger to the new Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid as well as the class-leading Lexus RX450h. According to the Brit pub, the Porsche hybrid felt nearly as quick as the V8-powered Cayenne S, although the vehicle wasn't instrumented. The Porsche was a later stage prototype than a Touareg Hybrid that VW has been showing for some time and it appears the engineers have refined the engine's on-off transition, making the hybrid experience almost seamless. Expect all the details in two month's time.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Was the cayanne front end that ugly already or they made it worse for the Hibrid?

      Looks like a catfish.
      • 4 Years Ago
      3.0T VS 4.8 , I will take the 3.0T Hybrid.




        • 4 Years Ago
        same here, more importantly, HELL YES. I'll take a 3.0T+hybrid in anything with four rings. Q5 hybrid? sure. A5 hybrid? ok. Bring it :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope they won't keep the roundish front bumper lights. It just takes the whole Porsche spirit away. They look like small eggs to me :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love it! Well done Porsche.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yet another Porsche with a douche bag on a cellphone in it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What I consider "douche bag" is the use of a cell phone in a moving vehicle. You're not that important, and neither am I. I see way too many people driving urban assault vehicles on the freeway here in Southern California while on the phone on a daily basis than anyone should have to in their life time. These are also the people who drift in and out of lanes because they're concentrating on their conversation instead of the road and give you the evil eye for honking or flashing your bright lights to try to get their attention back on the road.

        Point being, "if you're important, people will wait."
        • 4 Years Ago
        The person on the phone isn't driving. So you're telling me you've NEVER talked on your phone in the passenger seat of a moving car? yeah, I thought so... douchebag...
      • 4 Years Ago
      EW EW EW EW, that's worse!
      • 4 Years Ago
      here's hoping that the rear spoiler is optional and that the un-camo-ed front end looks a lot better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cayenne is sexy I really don't know why so many people call it ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ahhhh, no thank you. I'll keep my Aveo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Also, the interior looks like the Panamera, which I absolutely love! Wow, this is going to be a nice SUV!

        • 4 Years Ago
        Wow... it looks great!!! If this thing get's above 30 MPG for both city and highway it may steer me away from buying a sedan next. I'd love to have one. Where does the line start.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The new roofline and day-light opening make the Cayenne sportier. And make it even more confusing whether it's fish or fowl or what.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I could sooner afford an Aveo.
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