Porsche is now also going the hybrid way. For its two bestselling products in its portfolio in India, SUV Cayenne and the Panamera sedan, the company is ready to introduce the hybrid versions soon. “The hybrid version of the Cayenne will go on sale in late 2010. We do not have the exact dates for an India launch yet,” said Ashish Chordia, CEO of Precision Cars India, the official importer of Porsche in India.
Porsche is planning to develop an engine that will deliver a fuel economy of 11km per litre on the Cayenne hybrid as well. This is 25 per cent more than the current efficiency of 6km per litre in cities and 8.9 km per litre on highways. The hybrid models the Panamera hybrid version will roll out in second half of 2011.
Porsche is also making its luxury cars even more luxurious. It is offering to build its sedan Panamera as per customer’s choice, so that the car will make you feel right at home! It is offering customization options to its customers like Silver Grey or Indian Red seat belts, Yatching Mahogany interiors, refrigerated compartments between the back seats that comes with two glasses with Porsche’s logo and much more. Porsche says that if your sofa at home is a particular leather that you like to color and texture of, you can supply them with a piece of that leather and they will use that leather for the car's interior!