Porsche's flagship sedan, the Panamera, gets a new powertrain that combines a supercharged V6 that pumps out a hefty 333 horsepower and a 47 horsepower electric motor. The new Panamera S Hybrid is also equipped with a new 8-speed automatic transmission that accelerates the new car to 100 km/h in just over 6 seconds and delivers an average fuel economy of 14.5 kilometers per liter.
No word yet if the Panamera S Hybrid will be offered locally, but if it does, it will join the elite line of ultra-luxury hybrids, a market currently cornered by Lexus's LS600h and the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid.
Philippine Auto Industry grows another 5.8% in February
The auto industry registered a considerable growth two months in a row, starting the year on a positive path to higher sales for 2011. Auto sales for the first 2 months of year were pegged at 22,518 vehicles nationwide.