NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche introduced the next-generation Cayenne sport utility vehicle today, including a hybrid gas-electric version, to the North American market during a press conference at the New York International Automobile Show.
Led by the all-new Cayenne S Hybrid, Porsche's first production hybrid, the next-generation Cayenne sets the standard in its class in efficiency and performance. Compared to the previous Cayenne models, fuel consumption is down by up to 23 percent in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
This new Cayenne, like every Porsche, was developed according to the Porsche Intelligent Performance philosophy – more power on less fuel, increased efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
The North American Cayenne model range will include four models: the 2011 Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo and the Cayenne S Hybrid.
The S and Turbo models go on sale in July, with the Cayenne and Cayenne S Hybrid in dealer showrooms this fall.
At the press conference, Porsche also announced that pricing for its all-new, next-generation 2011 Cayenne sport utility vehicle will start at $46,700 for the entry level Cayenne.
The new 2011 Cayenne S – with a standard 400 horsepower Porsche V8 under the hood – will be priced at $63,700, while the Cayenne S Hybrid, Porsche's first hybrid production vehicle, is $67,700.
The 500-horsepower Cayenne Turbo, which tops the model lineup, will carry a sticker price of $104,800.
At today's press conference, Porsche also announced that all its models will include a longer list of standard equipment., as well as a new options strategy that includes comprehensive equipment packages that still allow for detailed customization at significant cost savings.
About Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., is the exclusive importer of Porsche vehicles for the United States. It is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. PCNA employs approximately 180 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 200 dealers. The dealers, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service. Throughout its 61-year history, Porsche has developed numerous technologies that have advanced vehicle performance, improved safety and spurred environmental innovations within the automotive industry. The company continues to celebrate its heritage by adding to its long list of motorsports victories dating back to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans class win in 1951. Today, with more than 28,000 victories, Porsche is recognized as the world's most successful brand in sports car racing. PCNA, which imports the iconic 911 series, the highly acclaimed Boxster and Cayman mid-engine sports cars, high-end Cayenne sport utility vehicles and the four-passenger Panamera Gran Turismos, strives to maintain a standard of excellence, commitment and distinction synonymous with its brand.
SOURCE Porsche Cars North America, Inc.