2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
Porsche North America has revealed American pricing for the all-new 2011 Cayenne on its consumer website, including the company's first hybrid model. When the Cayenne goes on sale in the coming months, the base 3.6-liter gasoline V6 model will apparently start at $46,700, with the normally aspirated 4.8-liter V8 S taking the tab up to $63,700.
The new hybrid model, 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 is massively less than the $99,000 price tag for a similar Volkswagen Touareg hybrid in Germany. The Deutsche prices, of course, include a hefty Value Added Tax. The better comparison here would be the between the V8 powered S and the hybrid, which is also at the S trim level. There the price premium is only $4,000, which seems much more reasonable.
The 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 Europe-only Cayenne diesel is rated at an even more impressive 31.8 mpg.
Finally, while base pricing is live on Porsche's website for the 2011 model, the configurator is still that of the outgoing 2010 edition. Thus, if you'd like to see how much it's going to run you to outfit your dream Cayenne, you're going to have to wait a while – or at least call your local dealer. Thanks for the tip, Matt!