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New Porsche Cayenne (2010/2011) – it’s official

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

Porsche has released details of the 2010 / 2011 Cayenne

We wrote the story on the 2010/2011 Porsche Cayenne starting to leak out of Stuttgart this morning, and commented that now photos of the new Cayenne are starting to surface it wouldn’t be long before Porsche got the official details to us. No sooner had we published that story than the official details from Porsche dropped in our inbox, complete with a new Cayenne photo gallery and even a new Cayenne video. You’re spoilt for choice.

There’s a choice of five Porsche Cayennes on offer – Cayenne, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo and, for the first time, the Cayenne Hybrid. Prices start at £41,404 and rise to £81,589, with the Cayenne Hybrid coming in at £4k more than the Cayenne S at £57,610.

The story of the new Porsche Cayenne is it’s lighter, longer and lower than the current Cayenne. The wheelbase grows by 40mm and the whole car is actually 48mm (just under 2″) longer, meaning more cabin room. Weight drop is significant, thanks (or not, depending on your POV) in part to the dumping of the old locking diffs and off-road toys to be replaced by electronics that aim to produce a decent off-road experience. We’ll see, but in truth so few Cayennes go off road it’s probably much more important to drop the weight – and the complexity – of the off-road locking diffs than keep the shiny off-road halo the current Cayenne enjoys.

The interior gets Panamera-ised with a new centre console, lots of buttons and a much higher quality feel. The star of the show is undoubtedly going to be the Cayenne Hybrid, for its novelty if nothing else. It manages to produce V8 power and performance from the combination of its 3.0 litre Supercharged V6 running together with a 47bhp electric motor.

There’s a video below of the new Cayenne and a photo gallery plus models and prices. If you want all the nuts and bolts have a look at the 2010/2011 Porsche Cayenne Press Release. The new Cayenne will go on sale on 29th May 2010.

We’ll have a good look at the new Cayenne at Geneva next week and update with more info then.

(18 photos – click any thumbnail to see full size gallery)

Porsche Cayenne 2010/2011 Models and Prices

By Cars UK