2010 New York: 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid coming this fall

  • Key Competitors: Lexus RX 450h, BMW ActiveHybrid X6.
  • Power: 333-hp 3.0L supercharged V6 gasoline engine mated to a 47-hp electric-motor. Total output – 380-hp / 427 b-ft of torque.
  • Availability: Fall of 2010.
  • Pricing: TBA.

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne made its stateside debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show today but the highlight of the new SUV’s premiere was the Cayenne S Hybrid, which allows the same performance level of a V8 engine while increasing fuel-economy by 20 percent.

Like many hybrids, the Cayenne S Hybrid can cover short distances on electric power alone, free of emissions and noise up to 40 mph. When you need to stomp on the accelerator, the motor also provides an extra “˜boost” to the gasoline engine.

The North American Cayenne model range will include four models including the base 300-hp Cayenne, 400-hp Cayenne S, 500-hp Cayenne Turbo and the Cayenne S Hybrid.

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