PORSCHE will launch a V6 version of the Cayenne (pictured) next year, costing £34,350 before on-the-road charges.
The Volkswagen-sourced engine has been uprated to produce 250bhp, with maximum torque of 229lb-ft between 2,500rpm and 5,500rpm. The Cayenne covers the 0-62mph dash in 9.1 seconds and has a top speed of 133mph.
The car, simply called Cayenne, will have a six-speed manual transmission as standard and extra features to improve its off-road performance. There will be a low-ratio gearbox and lockable centre differential, and it also features Porsche Drive Off Assistant which prevents the car from slipping back after starting on an uphill gradient.
The car will have the same 3,500kg maximum trailer load of the larger engine Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo. Options will include air suspension with a self-levelling function and ride height adjustment.