Luxury car manufacturer Porsche has confirmed that it will launch a hybrid version of its popular Cayenne SUV at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
The Cayenne S Hybrid is the cleanest car in Porsche’s top-end portfolio, offering fuel consumption of 8.2 liters/100 kilometres with CO2 emissions of 193 g/km.
By comparison, the Cayenne Turbo uses 11.5 liters/100 km, whilst the Toyota Prius, the world’s best selling hybrid vehicle, delivers 3.9 liters/100km.
Porsche promises that all of the models in the Cayenne range are lighter and more fuel efficient than their predecessors, as well as being more spacious and comfortable — the new model is 48 mm longer.
The new Cayenne S Hybrid will retail at â‚¬65,900.
Porsche is not the only manufacturer prepping new hybrid models, however. Ferrari is rumored to be readying the launch of a hybrid version of its 599 supercar.
Meanwhile, Japanese automaker Honda begins sales of a new hybrid compact February 26, quoting a fuel consumption from 4 liters/100km.
The CR-Z aims to sell 1,000 vehicles per month in Japan before rolling out the model to Europe and North America this summer.
The Geneva Motor Show opens to the public March 4 and runs through March 14.