The German based automaker Porsche is planning to introduce a hybrid version of the Cayenne, which will be known as the e-Hybrid, by 2014.
Good news for those of you who are planning to buy a hybrid luxury SUV over the following years because one of the most interesting models in the segment, the Porsche Cayenne, will offer a “greener” version. Rumors are saying that the upcoming Porsche Cayenne hybrid will make its way onto the market in 2014, once the regular Cayenne will receive a facelift. The model will be known as the Cayenne e-Hybrid and it will get some styling tweaks in order to differentiate from the standard version.
The Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid is expected to be based on the standard hybrid but to adopt a 10 kWh lithium-ion battery and an upgraded electric motor, which should produce around 100 BHP (75 kW). The electric motor will be backed up by a supercharged 3.0 liter V6, which will produce 333 BHP (249 kW). The combined output will stand at 420 BHP (313 kW). The Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid will be able to travel on electricity alone for more than 24 km (15 miles).The same e-Hybrid system will be eventually offered on the Panamera too. Additional details on the subject are limited for the moment.
Source: Motor Trend