Porsche is reportedly considering bringing a diesel version of the second-generation Cayenne to North America. News comes from Porsche Canada PR manager Laurance Yap, who even admitted that Porsche Canada is pushing Germany to at least bring the Cayenne Diesel there.
Diesels have long had a stronger following north of the border with Volkswagen seeing considerable sales success in the area. Diesel luxury SUVs are also popular with Mercedes-Benz Canada reporting that over 70 percent of all its SUVs sold are equipped with diesel engines.
The move would also make sense as both BMW and Audi also offer diesel options of the X5 and Q7.
In Europe the Cayenne Diesel comes with a 3.0-liter V6 with 240-hp, an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 0-62 mph time of 7.8 seconds.