New SUV honored for innovation and efficiency
Atlanta. Popular Science has selected the Porsche Cayenne Diesel for the 2012 "Best of What's New" honor.
The Cayenne Diesel, the first diesel-powered SUV ever offered by Porsche, made its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show in April. Powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel engine and delivering 240 hp and 406 lb. ft. of torque, the Cayenne Diesel can travel up to an estimated 740 miles on a single tank of fuel.
During its first month on sale, the Cayenne Diesel accounted for nearly 20 percent of all Cayenne sales in the U.S. The model was first introduced to the European market in 2009 and arrived at U.S. dealers in September 2012.
The 25th annual "Best of What's New" awards are currently featured on the Popular Science website, www.popsci.com, and include categories such as auto, green, health and gadgets.
About Porsche Cars North America
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 192 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brandâ€™s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency.
At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.
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