Where’s there’s darkness, there must be light: Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne GTS

Where’s there’s darkness, there must be light: Porsche Cayenne hybrid vs Porsche Cayenne GTS

I’m glad that Porsche has drawn two lines in the sand. One says ‘Well, we can be a bit environmentally friendly’, and the other says ‘Acceleration and handling are fun’.

I’m talking about the Cayenne Hybrid – it’s an SUV with a electron-power. But you can get the same car now with an additional 20bhp over the standard Cayenne S – 405 to be exact (298kW) from the GTS model. I’m reminded of old cartoons where your conscience sits on your shoulder begging you to reconsider your imminent hedonistic choice, aptly portrayed by a devil on your other shoulder. You can read about the GTS here:

Some manufacturers, such as Citroen, as milking the enviro-badge for all its worth; others are merely giving a cursory nod. I don’t have any figures to indicate how many potential Porsche drivers would be that concerned with saving two litres of fuel per 100km for it to influence their decision. Of course, there is a certain amount of additional badge snobbery to be had from choosing a hybrid, but for me, the devil on the left shoulder would be shouting far louder than my conscience on the right.

I’m glad that Porsche has drawn two lines in the sand. One says ‘Well, we can be a bit environmentally friendly’, and the other says ‘Acceleration and handling are fun’.

I’m talking about the Cayenne Hybrid – it’s an SUV with a electron-power. But you can get the same car now with an additional 20bhp over the standard Cayenne S – 405 to be exact (298kW) from the GTS model. I’m reminded of old cartoons where your conscience sits on your shoulder begging you to reconsider your imminent hedonistic choice, aptly portrayed by a devil on your other shoulder. You can read about the GTS here:

Some manufacturers, such as Citroen, as milking the enviro-badge for all its worth; others are merely giving a cursory nod. I don’t have any figures to indicate how many potential Porsche drivers would be that concerned with saving two litres of fuel per 100km for it to influence their decision. Of course, there is a certain amount of additional badge snobbery to be had from choosing a hybrid, but for me, the devil on the left shoulder would be shouting far louder than my conscience on the right.

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