The third-generation Porsche Cayenne has more tech, more power and a new chassis, but is it enough to make it the best SUV on sale?
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The news that Porsche has, at the very least, put all its diesel programmes on hold makes this new Cayenne Hybrid a car that"s more important than usual.
If you want a Cayenne but care about taxation and running costs, this is the one you’re going to have to buy. Porsche denies that diesels have been ruled out of all future models, but it does say the entire strategy is "under review". So don’t hold your breath.
You’d have thought Porsche would just transfer the powertrain from the Panamera hybrid straight over; it fits and comes with four-wheel drive as standard. But no, the hybrid powertrains in a Panamera and this Cayenne are related but by no means the same. As we shall see, this brings news both good and bad for this luxury SUV.
For a start, the Cayenne Hybrid doesn’t use quite the same engine as the Panamera Hybrid. While the Panamera has a 2.9-litre turbo V6, the Cayenne has a 3.0-litre unit. So that’s good, right? Actually, not really.