How much would you pay for a 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid? If you said at least $67,700, then head on down to your local Porsche dealer this fall and someone will be there happy to take your money. That's the price Porsche announced this week during the New York Auto Show as the new, second-generation Cayenne – and the hybrid model – made their North American debuts. The hybrid SUV, Porsche's first, was unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show about a month ago.
The second-generation Porsche Cayenne will be debuting at the Geneva Motor Show in March, along with the related Volkswagen Touareg. Both SUVs will mark the debut of a new hybrid drive system co-developed by the two brands. The Cayenne and Touareg will both enter production about the same time after their debut at the show.
German magazine AutoBild is reporting that Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking has finally confirmed that a diesel powered Cayenne will indeed appear in 2009. Porsche has long denied that would build a diesel powered vehicle because it would be out of character for the brand. This is of course a bogus argument since the Cayenne itself is out of character. We've previously seen spy photos of Cayennes being fueled at diesel pumps in northern Sweden. The Cayenne diesel get the same 3.0L TDI diesel V6 th
Sebastian and Sam are back for episode 15 of the AutoblogGreen Podcast. We start with a recap of what Sam got to see at the LA Auto Show - the Honda FCX Clarity, Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, as well as the GM 2-Mode Hybrid trucks. While in LA, Sam got to take a thrilling ride in a Tesla Roadster with Daryl Siry of Tesla where they discuss Tesla's future plans, and the challenges you face when bringing a viable EV to market. Sebastian had the chance to talk with Jonathan Williams about a "tri-brid"fue
We reported the other day that Audi was planning to introduce a hybrid version of the Q7 SUV next year. The hybrid power-train was co-developed with corporate partners Volkswagen and Porsche. The Q7s platform mates the Touareg, and Cayenne will both use the hybrid setup as will the Porsche Panamera. A video has now appeared of prototype Cayenne hybrids in action and it also includes some animation of power flows in the system in various operating modes. You can check out the video after the jump
The crew at British magazine CAR have more details on the configuration of the new Porsche Cayenne hybrid that's due in 2009 and even got a chance to drive it. Porsche has some lofty targets for the fuel efficiency improvement with their hybrid setup including a fuel economy bump from 18.2 mpg (US) for the current Cayenne V6 up to 26.5 mpg. They aren't there yet though only managing 24 mpg right now.