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Porsche Cayenne: Diesel coming to US in 2012

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche of America will introduce the Porsche Cayenne diesel in the second half of 2012. Good news!

The information was revealed by Porsche’s U.S. chief Detlev von Platen who spoke recently with Automotive News (subscription required).

He said the key will be the launch of several new models including the new 911 and 911 Cabriolet, Panamera GTS, next-generation Boxster, and a Cayenne Diesel, the latter of which is destined to be Porsche’s first diesel model sold locally.

The Cayenne Diesel is expected to arrive in the second half of 2012 and should account for roughly 15 percent of Porsche’s Cayenne sales. It will supplement the Cayenne S Hybrid which currently accounts for about 12 percent of the SUV’s sales in the U.S. Expect the same 240 horsepower 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine found in Cayenne Diesels sold overseas to be fitted to local versions.