Porsche’s 2015 Cayenne lineup includes new plug-in hybrid

The new 2015 Porsche Cayenne will launch on the Canadian market this fall in four trim levels: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne S E-Hybrid — the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment.

Consequently, Porsche becomes the only automaker in the world to offer three plug-in hybrid models (the Panamera S E-Hybrid and 918 Spyder are the other two).

The design of the front body, the front fenders and the hood is all new. Meanwhile, the bi-xenon headlights standard in Diesel and S models feature “hovering” 4-point LED daytime running lights. The Cayenne Turbo offers standard LED headlights with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).

Inside the 2015 Porsche Cayenne is an impressive list of standard features including a new multifunction sport steering wheel with paddle shifters whose look and functions are based on the steering wheel of the 918 Spyder. Rear passengers will enjoy even more comfort than before, and rear-seat ventilation can be ordered as an option for the first time.

Available powertrains include:

Cayenne S E-Hybrid: 3.0L supercharged V6 (333 hp) and electric motor (95 hp) that produce a combined output of 416 hp at 5,500 rpm and 435 lb-ft of torque from 1,250-4,000 rpm. While acceleration from 0-100 km/h is accomplished in 5.9 seconds to a top speed of 243 km/h, fuel consumption is rated at 3.4L/100km according to Europe’s NEDC. A 10.9kWh lithium-ion battery provides an all-electric driving range of 18-36 km with a top speed of 125 km/h.
Cayenne S: 3.6L twin-turbo V6 generating 420 hp (+20) and returning fuel consumption figures between 9.5-9.8L/100km, according to the NEDC. With its standard 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission, the Cayenne S accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 5.5 seconds (5.4 with the Sport Chrono package) and reaches a top speed of 259 km/h.
Cayenne Turbo: 4.8L twin-turbo V8 that cranks out 520 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (4.4 with the Sport Chrono package). Its top speed is 279 km/h. Fuel consumption amounts to 11.2-11.5L/100km.
Cayenne Diesel: 3.0L V6 engine producing 240 hp and burning 6.6-6.8L/100km of fuel. The emission control system is now equipped with selective catalyst recuperation (SCR). This model can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 7.3 seconds (7.2 with the Sport Chrono package) to a top speed of 221 km/h.

Canadian fuel consumption ratings will be announced later.

Porsche Cayenne

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Source : Porsche Canada

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