The Cayenne's hybrid version comes during a general model update, with a radically restyled front end. The Cayenne gets a grille more reminiscent of Porsche's sports cars than an SUV.
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The Cayenne S Hybrid can be had with Porsche's active suspension, giving it sports car handling, not something you would expect from a hybrid SUV.
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Although its new nose and slanted windshield make it look small, the new Cayenne is longer than the previous generation by 1.9 inches.
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The Cayenne S Hybrid, like other Cayennes, comes standard with all-wheel drive. It is also possible to option in Porsche's rear-wheel torque vectoring system.
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The combustion engine, at only 3 liters, is the smallest of all the Cayenne models, but it gets a supercharger and the hybrid system, putting combined output at 380 horsepower.
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To balance the vehicle, the nickel metal hydride battery pack sits over the rear axle.
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Porsche gave the cabin of the Cayenne a much-needed redesign, with a raised console and more-accessible controls.
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