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Porsche North America has updated its U.S. consumer website with pricing for the all-new 2011 Cayenne, including the company's first hybrid model. When the Cayenne goes on sale in the coming months, the base 3.6-liter gas-powered V6 model will start at $46,700 with the normally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 S model taking the tab up to $63,700.

The new hybrid, which combines the 333-horsepower, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor and battery, will cost customers a minimum of $67,700. While that is $21,000 more than the base model, it's substantially less than the $99,000 price tag for a similar Volkswagen Touareg hybrid in Germany. The German prices, however, include a hefty value added tax. The better comparison here would be the between the V8-powered Cayenne S and the hybrid model, which is also at the S trim level. There the price premium is only $4,000, which is much more reasonable.

EPA has not yet published fuel economy numbers for the new Cayenne, but in Germany the S is rated at 22.4 mpg (U.S.) while the hybrid is rated at 28.7 mpg. The Euro-spec Cayenne diesel is rated at an even more impressive 31.8 mpg.



[Source: Porsche]

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