New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance

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By Luke Hopping / Published by Dwell
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Marrying sustainable features with trim craftsmanship, the new Cayenne editions are Porsche's smartest generation yet. Click through the slideshow to see how modern auto-manufacturers are matching high-design with even higher efficiency standards.
New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance - Photo 1 of 7 - As a sporty vehicle in the SUV segment, the Porsche Cayenne has been challenging automotive conventions for over a decade. Four new 2015 versions, the Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne S E-Hybrid, promise to expand upon that legacy. 

As a sporty vehicle in the SUV segment, the Porsche Cayenne has been challenging automotive conventions for over a decade. Four new 2015 versions, the Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne S E-Hybrid, promise to expand upon that legacy. 

New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance - Photo 2 of 7 - The most noticeable update to the Cayenne’s form is the rear. The tailgate takes the shape of the rear lights, adding breadth to the vehicle.

The most noticeable update to the Cayenne’s form is the rear. The tailgate takes the shape of the rear lights, adding breadth to the vehicle.

New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance - Photo 3 of 7 - In front, the hood is likewise broadened. The "airblades" on the left and ride side are more than sleek design flourishes. Together, they efficiently channel air to the car's intercooler. 

In front, the hood is likewise broadened. The "airblades" on the left and ride side are more than sleek design flourishes. Together, they efficiently channel air to the car's intercooler. 

New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance - Photo 4 of 7 - The Cayenne’s primary design lines now run outward, rather than toward the middle. The result is a vehicle with a more robust road presence. Of course, most of the Cayenne's performance evolutions are under the hood. Upgraded and optimized, the new Cayenne engine was developed to spare drivers' wallets at the pump. 

The Cayenne’s primary design lines now run outward, rather than toward the middle. The result is a vehicle with a more robust road presence. Of course, most of the Cayenne's performance evolutions are under the hood. Upgraded and optimized, the new Cayenne engine was developed to spare drivers' wallets at the pump. 

New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance - Photo 5 of 7 - All four versions feature new fuel-saving functions, but the Cayenne S E-Hybrid take the gold when it comes to green. Capable of being driven on pure electric power, the trailblazing vehicle is the world’s first plug-in hybrid luxury SUV.

All four versions feature new fuel-saving functions, but the Cayenne S E-Hybrid take the gold when it comes to green. Capable of being driven on pure electric power, the trailblazing vehicle is the world’s first plug-in hybrid luxury SUV.

New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance - Photo 6 of 7 - The Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s high-voltage battery can be recharged from a main supply or on the road via an optimally integrated port. 

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s high-voltage battery can be recharged from a main supply or on the road via an optimally integrated port. 

New Porsche Cayenne Editions Promise Greater Efficiency Without Compromising Performance - Photo 7 of 7 - The Porsche Car Connect smartphone app allows user to access important vehicle information and a range of functions remotely. 

The Porsche Car Connect smartphone app allows user to access important vehicle information and a range of functions remotely. 

Since 2003, the Porsche Cayenne has distinguished itself in the SUV segment as a sports-minded vehicle with an eye for luxury. True to that pioneering heritage, four new 2015 versions, the Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne S E-Hybrid, engineer higher efficiency standards without sacrificing power or comfort. Sharp, modern lines broaden the shape of the vehicle for a more powerful road stance, but as always the most exhilarating innovations are under the hood. New fuel-saving technologies prioritize the vehicles' ecological responsibility by reducing energy costs and emissions. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the world's first plug-in hybrid luxury SUV, is capable of driving on pure electric power. The vehicle can reach an electric top speed of 78 miles-per-hour by utilizing a powerful lithium-ion battery, which is re-chargable from the road via an optimally integrated port. Casting form and function into brilliant relief, the new Cayenne editions prove better performance and increased efficiency are no contradiction in modern auto-manufacturing. 

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