The second generation 2011 Porsche Cayenne sports SUV has been launched internationally and it is reported that bookings for the Porsche SUV have opened in India already.
The car is expected to be officially launched in India between 22-27 July, 2010. All the five engine options that are available internationally would be offered to the deep-pocketed Indian buyer, including the diesel and hybrid versions.
The Cayenne is the first ever Porsche to come with a diesel engine. This 3.0 liter TDI diesel engine comes from Volkswagen. The hybrid version of the the Porsche Cayenne uses a 333 hp 3.0 liter petrol from Audi paired with a lithium ion battery powering an electric motor to produce 47 hp.
The Porsche Cayenne range starts at Rs. 65,82,000 for the base variant and stretches up to Rs. 1,27,10,000 for the top of the line Turbo that comes with a twin-turbocharged 4.8 liter V8 producing 493 hp and 700 Nm of torque. This 4.8 liter motor is shared with the Porsche Panamera Turbo.
Porsche is also reportedly developing a mini-SUV which could be called the Roxster and would directly compete with the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and the Land Rover Discovery.
2011 Porsche Cayenne Range -
Cayenne Base - 3.6 liter V6 - 296 hp
Cayenne Diesel - 3.0 liter V6 TDI - 237 hp
Cayenne S - 4.8 liter V8 - 395 hp
Cayenne Turbo - 4.8 liter twin-turbo V8 - 493 hp
Cayenne Hybrid - 3.0 liter V6 - 375 hp
2011 Porsche Cayenne gallery -