New Porsche hybrid confirmed for Geneva
Monday 14 February 2011
Porsche looks set to reconfirm its commitment to hybrid technology at next month's Geneva Motor Show, according to a statement issued February 11.
The German luxury automaker confirmed to journalists that it would launch a "parallel full hybrid model" at the show, which opens to the public March 3 and runs through to March 13 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Porsche said that the new model is being launched in the wake of the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid, unveiled at last year's Geneva Show, which has received fairly good reviews in Europe and the US.
Although details weren't provided on exactly what the new hybrid model will be, Porsche is known to be working on a hybrid version of its popular Panamera sedan using the same technology that powers the Cayenne S Hybrid.
It has also confirmed the introduction of a new SUV, Cajun, to accompany the Cayenne, although it's not due to arrive until 2014.
It's no secret that Porsche is setting its sights on new products to grow, allowing it to compete with traditional rivals such as Ferrari in the sports car market and BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Range Rover in the market for larger family cars.
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month, where Porsche made a high-profile return after a four year hiatus, its new Porsche 918 RSR concept was named best in show by AutoWeek magazine - the concept will also be on display at the Geneva show.
Diving in at the deep end is no excuse for shirking the style stakes
Life & Style blogs
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
- 2 Loom bands: Bids for dress made from colourful rubber pass £170,000 on eBay
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week
£70000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Information Security Manager (ISO 27001, A...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...
£60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Integration...
£75000 - £85000 per annum + ex bens: Deerfoot IT Resources Limited: Biztalk Te...