Porsche Cayenne Diesel being considered for North America
The Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid is expected to be a strong seller for the nameplate in the 2011 model year. According to Canadian publication Times Colonist, Porsche is also considering adding a diesel Cayenne to the North American lineup.
Porsche Canada manager of public relations Laurance Yap says that Porsche Cars North America, which makes most product decisions for all of North America, wasn’t originally interested in a diesel Cayenne. However, executives are now rethinking the decision since competitors like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz all offer diesel SUVs in the region.
Yap says Canada is definitely wants a diesel Cayenne and is pretty sure that the United States division is rethinking its position.
Refresher: Prices for the base 300-hp 2011 Porsche Cayenne start at $46,700. The 400-hp 2011 Cayenne S will have a starting price of $63,700, while the Cayenne S Hybrid will start at $67,700. The range-topping 500-hp 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo will start at $104,800. Big news for 2011 is the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid, which is powered by a 333-hp 3.0L supercharged V6 gasoline engine mated to a 47-hp electric-motor. The system allows the SUV to produce 380-hp and a maximum torque of 427 b-ft. Porsche says that that allows the same performance level of a V8 engine while increasing fuel-economy by 20 percent.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Times Colonist