Porsche Cayenne News

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

    The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is the brand's quickest and fastest SUV ever—and a plug-in hybrid permitting all-electric driving for shorter distances.

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    First drive review: Is 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid electric enough?

    With Porsche banking its performance future on electric, the latest Cayenne E-Hybrid is a mainstream move and an incremental step.

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    2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive

    Electrified cars are all too often about numbers: electric-only range, charging time, kilowatt-hours, and, of course, value. When it comes to an electrified luxury crossover like the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, the default knee-jerk reaction is to throw out that last one. Except…...

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
    2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: the subtly earthy type

    The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching covers for fuel or electricity on either side of the vehicle. They're part of its dual-nature: one part...

  • 2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2017
    2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV

    The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A considerable number of the pricey SUV models sold here have been the Cayenne S E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid variant: 1,316 out of...

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid
    2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand

    Over the past few years, it's become clear that the German prestige makers are determined to offer plug-in electric vehicles across their various ranges. Some makers are more aggressive (BMW), some less so (Mercedes-Benz)--but by the end of next year, there will be a dozen or more vehicles with...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

    Porsche already offers a hybrid variant of its sports SUV, the Cayenne, but it's more about stemming the car's massive thirst than it is a truly green vehicle. A plug-in hybrid version coinciding with a mid-cycle update around 2014 could offer a much more gas-sipping option, however. According to Motor Trend (via MotorAuthority), the Cayenne e-Hybrid would feature an upgraded electric motor over the current Cayenne Hybrid, offering 95 to 100 horsepower. This would allow it to run on electric power alone at much more useful speeds than the regular Cayenne Hybrid. The system is based on the...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
    Have Hybrid Cars Finally Moved Beyond Stereotypes?

    There was a time when anyone who drove a hybrid car--especially a Toyota Prius--was viewed with distain by the majority of other road users. They were seen as aloof, over-privileged, and perhaps, thanks to a certain episode of South Park, smug about their car buying decision. But with more hybrids...

  • 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

    The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel will deliver better fuel economy than the Cayenne Hybrid, at a considerably lower starting price.

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    2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel: 2012 New York Auto Show

    European buyers have had several years to get used to the idea of a diesel Porsche, but the concept will come as a bit of a shock to U.S. Porsche enthusiasts. Nevertheless, Porsche has announced its first diesel in the U.S. market will be the 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel. It joins the 2012 Porsche...

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    Porsche Cayenne Diesel To Arrive In U.S. Second Half Of 2012

    Hybrids, electrics, and various permutations in between get a lot of the attention when it comes to greener driving, but the dino-burning diesel deserves its place in the pantheon as well, at least for the time being. Porsche agrees--at least in the case of the Cayenne. The diesel version may be...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, August 2011
    2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid: Drive Review

    Over a varied road test of more than 600 miles, including Manhattan traffic and upstate New York two-lane roads, we were surprised and pleased to get more than 27 mpg in our 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid sport-utility vehicle. It's fast, handles superbly, and is a pleasant place to spend...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

    All kinds of green cars are eligible for tax breaks, but the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid could be one of the most expensive vehicles ever to get the IRS' nod of approval. The Cayenne S Hybrid earns its buyers up to $1,800 in federal tax credits, the automaker says, making it the first Porsche ever to qualify for the deduction. The new Cayenne S Hybrid is also Porsche's first gas-electric vehicle, and according to the manufacturer, it's capable of a 0-60 mph time of 6.1 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 150 mph. The tax credit is good for vehicles purchased before December 31, 2010, and it...

  • Bosch EV powertrain
    Bosch Commits To EV Powertrain Development

    Following the successful launch of Bosch’s parallel full-hybrid technology (in models such as the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne S), the key international automotive supplier is also increasingly investing in the development of powertrain technologies for all-electric vehicles. With the...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid
    First Drive: 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

    The Cayenne S Hybrid is an off-road capable model that can hold its own on the track and yet return well over 20 mpg on the street.

  • Teaser for Louisiana's new VVC plant
    Exclusive: VVC Reveals Its White Plastic V-Car, But No Photos

    Just a month after being turned down for low-interest loans by the U.S. Department of Energy, the reclusive V-Vehicle Co. has shown a drivable prototype of its affordable, green V-Car to Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and members of the press in Baton Rouge. While no photos were allowed, many more...

  • 2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)
    Volkswagen Will Dominate the World of Electric Cars. Got That?

    Maybe it's just the translation. But auto writers often chuckle at announcements from German manufacturers that come across as just a touch bombastic. Latest case in point: Volkswagen's long-term plans for vehicle electrification, released at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Key excerpt...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show: New Green Production Cars

    No, sadly, we're not at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, underway this week in Switzerland. But we've been keeping close tabs on the introductions via our colleagues throughout the High Gear Media network. Here's our list of the green cars shown at Geneva that are headed for production. Most of them...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne

    After more than three years, Porsche has taken the wraps off its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid. It's one of several models in a totally redesigned version of its controversial but profitable crossover. But if any brand should have a hybrid, it's Porsche. The world's very first hybrid is widely acknowledged to be the Lohner-Porsche of 1902, created by 27-year-old engineer Ferdinand Porsche, who founded Porsche AG after the Second World War. Lighter, more efficient The Porsche hybrid will be unveiled as part of the 2011 Porsche Cayenne range at next...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
    2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid: First Official Details

    Last week, Volkswagen unveiled the all-new 2011 Touareg sport utility vehicle, including its first-ever hybrid-electric powertrain. It has new and crisper styling that updates what had become a somewhat outmoded SUV. Volkswagen sold about half a million of the first-generation Touareg, launched in...

  • RUF Stormster EV
    RUF Reveals Electrified Stormster Based on Porsche Cayenne SUV

    One-off vehicles by specialty automakers are essential to the automotive marketplace.  Many of these vehicles are displayed annually at the SEMA show.  The vehicles highlight future products and even outline the direction of the industry as a whole.  RUF Automobile GmbH is a specialty automaker...

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

  • Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid development prototype, October 2009
    2011 Volkswagen Touareg To Include Hybrid, Launch in January

    The completely redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Touareg sport utility vehicle, which will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this January, will include a hybrid model in the range from the start. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid will be Volkswagen's first hybrid electric vehicle, and it will go on...

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    Hide the Children! Porsche Goes Green And Hybrid, Purists Blanch

    Europeans have been slow to the game with hybrids, having bet most of their green strategy on highly efficient clean diesels. But they are increasingly hedging their bets, learning to work with electric motors and battery packs. In the sports-car world, aside from startups Fisker and Tesla, no...

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