While it’s sibling the Volkswagen Touareg is proud to have an diesel option, and goes around shouting about it with plane-towing publicity stunts, the Porsche Cayenne is not going to have a diesel engine. Porsche says it will not go the diesel way with any of it’s vehicles, however to keep up with increasingly tough emmission standards it will turn to hybrid technology instead.

A hybrid version of the Porsche Cayenne will make it’s debut in 2009, and this hybrid drivetrain will eventually make it’s way to the Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo as well.