New York Auto Show: 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 29, 2010

Porsche showcased at the New York Auto Show, the next generation Cayenne sport utility vehicle. With this occasion, the company is also presenting its new high-tech gas-electric hybrid model, a version which will register higher performance using less fuel and improving emissions.

The new North American Cayenne range offers 4 models- the 2011 Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo and the Cayenne S Hybrid.

S and Turbo models go on sale in July, with the 2011 Cayenne and Cayenne S Hybrid hitting the market by this fall.

The new advanced S Hybrid is powered by a combination of parallel systems, a supercharged V6 combustion engine and an electric motor, accumulating a power output of 380 hp.

Using this combination, the S Hybrid will always perform in achieving maximum efficiency. The car shows lots of flexibility as the driver can choose to drive either with one of the units either with both of them, as they are connected by a decoupling clutch.

The new hybrid can be driven on short distance only on electric power, meaning 0 emissions and noise up to 60km/h.

Porsche is preparing also other new models to showcase at the auto show, the most interesting of them represented by a light and dynamic 2011 Boxster Spyder roadster.

This version of Porsche's popular mid-engine sports car is the lightest Porsche available is on sale now with an MSRP of $61,200, weighing only 2,811 lbs.

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