2011 Porsche Cayenne Teaser Trails 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Caught in the excitement caused by Porsche's 911 GT3 R hybrid, we nearly missed the sudden appearance on several Porsche websites of a teaser showing the next generation Cayenne... The German carmaker used the same 911 GT3 R to highlight the upcoming Cayenne, scheduled to be released at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, just as we told you, for the first time, back in October 2009. The next Porsche SUV will arrive in three versions, packing three different engines. The base trim will carry a 300 hp V6, the middle S trim will pack a 400 hp unit, while the top of the line Turbo version will boast the 500 hp powerplant. A hybrid version is no longer just possible, but certain. The new Cayenne is said to have learned its lesson after it tackled the SUV segment with the first generation and will now come with a little less weight around the waist, now being some 250-300 kilograms (550-660 pounds) lighter. On the other hand, the useless hardcore off-road features will be dropped or at least simplified, following research which showed some 90 percent of Cayenne customers never used some of those features. Deliveries of the new Cayenne will likely begin in May 2011. Customer deliveries might start as soon as May of next year for all the base and middle Cayenne versions, including the hybrid model, while the Turbo variant will most likely arrive about six months later. autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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