Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Hybrid Leads Way

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Hybrid Leads Way

Article excerpt

THE new Porsche Cayenne promises a sharper design, boosted efficiency and more standard equipment.

Forecast to arrive in November, the new generation Cayenne will launch in five variants - Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and the first premium plug-in hybrid, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid2.

All panels and body work forward of the windscreen have been redesigned. Also new are the airblades: these air fins on the right and left front guide air to the intercoolers and also make a strong visual statement.

Interior changes are focused mainly around the driver - a new multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles is standard; with its look and functions based on the steering wheel of the 918 Spyder. Rear seat comfort is also enhanced and rear seat ventilation is now available as an option.

All engines have improved performance as well as better fuel consumption.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged engine and electric motor producing a combined power output of 306kW and 590Nm of torque. …

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