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Porsche just launched its first modern diesel engine in the Cayenne sport utility vehicle, and the German automaker said when it was first introduced that it was planning on bringing the model to other markets. Considering that the Cayenne is Porsche's best-selling vehicle in India, it's not all that surprising that the oil-burner is slated for an Indian introduction in short order. Even better, according to Car Trade India, "a diesel version of this popular SUV is expected to sell like a hot cake." That sounds good, right?

Currently, Cayenne diesels are produced at Porsche's Leipzig factory, and this is where the Indian Cayenne's will be exported from. Europeans are the first to get the diesel, and they'll officially get the option beginning in February for a base price of €47,250. The 3.0L V6 engine comes from Audi and offers up 240-horsepower and a useful 405 lb-ft of torque.

[Source: Car Trade India]

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