Porsche Cayenne Diesel Confirmed for North America

Porsche Cayenne Diesel Confirmed for North America

Taking center stage at Porsche’s return to the Detroit Auto Show next week will be the all-new 911 Cabriolet. It’s not, however, the biggest news the German sports car maker will announce.

Rather, Porsche will confirm that later this year it will begin sales of a diesel version of its top seller, the Cayenne SUV. Pricing has yet to be announced, but the luxury SUV (which is already on sale in other markets) is powered by a 3.0-liter V6, making 245 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque, and is capable of a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds.

Last year Porsche Cayenne sales in the U.S. accounted for 55.6 percent of total sales.

GALLERY: Porsche Cayenne Diesel

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