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Porsche is giving a nip-and-tuck job to its Cayenne SUV to meet Europe's new Please Kill Fewer Pedestrians, Thanks Mate law. In complying with EU regulations, which require automakers to build their cars' front portions from a composite of Fontina cheese and really comfy pillows, Porsche engineers seem to have created a kind of crosswalk-catcher grille assembly. In case of an accident, rather than be smashed on the sidewalk like a carton of eggs, pedestrians will simply break through the plasticwork and slide comfortably through a chute, to be deposited in the South of France. More news: the base 3.2 liter V6 will reportedly get the same 3.6-liter VR6 engine, cranking out 280hp, as the new Passat.

Porsche Cayenne Facelift Spy Photos [German Car Fans]

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Porsche Looking to Build Hybrid Cayenne; VW Launches New Passat Worldwide [internal]