2015 Porsche Cayenne Debuts With E-Hybrid Powertrain

2015 Porsche Cayenne Debuts With E-Hybrid Powertrain

The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has officially been unveiled with new styling and more performance.

Sporting a sharper design, the 2015 Cayenne will be offered in four variants in the U.S.: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which is the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment. It gets an entirely new front end along with airblades, which are air fins located on the right and left of the vehicle’s front end that help guide air to the intercoolers for cooling. Standard on the Diesel, S and S E-Hybrid models will be Bi-Xenon headlights equipped with “hovering” four-point LED daytime running lights. On the Cayenne Turbo, high-performance LED headlights will be standard along with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).

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In the rear, the Cayenne has also been thoroughly updated with the tail lights now creating a three-dimensional effect. In addition, the license plate recess, tailgate handle and lights are now integrated more elegantly into the tailgate lid. Lastly, the vehicle’s horizontal lines have also been redesigned to give the Cayenne an even fuller stance while the newly designed exhaust tips have now been integrated into the lower rear bumper.

The big news with the 2015 Cayenne is the introduction of the S E-Hybrid model, which comes with a 3.0-liter supercharged engine mated to an electric motor to provide a total system output of 416 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque. The Cayenne Diesel will come with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine producing 240 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. As for the Cayenne Turbo, expect a 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with 520 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, allowing the SUV to accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.2 seconds. The Cayenne S will be powered by a new 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 churning 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque.

The 2015 Cayenne will arrive in the U.S. starting November 1 and the Cayenne Diesel will be priced from $62,695 including destination. The Cayenne S will have a price tag of $73,105 while the Cayenne S E-Hybrid will start from $75,405. Finally, the range-topping Cayenne Turbo will have an MSRP of $112,605.

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