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Porsche to launch 79g/km Cayenne plug-in hybrid

Date: 24 July 2014   |   Author:

Porsche has confirmed its facelifted Cayenne will feature a 79g/km CO2 plug-in hybrid model when it goes on sale in October this year.

The German firm claims the Cayenne S E-Hybrid will do 83mpg as the result of a combination of power from its 70kw electric motor and a 333bhp 3.0-litre supercharged V6, giving a total power output of 416bhp.

Fleet drivers will be able to drive up to 22 miles on pure electric mode depending on the car is driven and will be able to track driving data through a smartphone app. The S E-Hybrid model has a limited top speed of 78mph when driven in pure electric mode.

The addition of the new Cayenne variant means Porsche now has three hybrids in its range, including the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder.

The Cayenne V6 diesels will have CO2 ratings ranging from 173-179g/km and fuel efficiency figures ranging from 41.5mpg to 42.8mpg. There will also be a V8 diesel at 209g/km CO2 and 35.3mpg.

Styling changes to the facelifted model are subtle, with a larger grille, bonnet revision, new bumper with integrated tail pipes, a front bumper with new air blades to help cooling and revised front wings.

The new model also features Xenon headlights as standard, revised taillights and new multifunction steering wheel.

Tech features include a new coasting function which is integrating into the Cayenne's 8-speed automatic gearbox and active air flaps which can automatically adjust the volume of air entering the engine to help improve aerodynamics.

Order books for the facelifted Cayenne are open now.