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Porsche goes green with Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Photo Credit: Newsday / Jose Moreno

Porsche announced plans to bring four new Cayenne models to the United States, including an luxury hybrid version, at the New York Auto Show. The Cayenne S Hybrid will hit dealer showrooms this fall and will price nearing a whopping $67,700.

The Cayenne models coming out this year are:

* Cayenne will start at $46,700.
* Cayenne S with a 400-horsepower V-8 engine will go for $63,700.
* Cayenne S hybrid, Porsche's first-ever hybrid, will go for $67,700.
* Cayenne turbo super performance SUV, the 500-horsepower, $104,800.

The S Hybrid has a traditional supercharged V6 engine connected to a 47 hp electric motor. The electric motor kicks in when the car is maintaning stable highway speeds.

Official EPA estimates for the S Hybrid aren't out yet, but Porsche says it will get 23% better fuel economy than last year's model.

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