Porsche’s Flagship Cayenne Crossover to Go Electric in 2027
Porsche’s Cayenne Crossover to Go Electric in 2027
Porsche has announced that its flagship model, the Cayenne crossover, will transition to battery power by 2027. As part of this shift, the automaker is also expanding the Cayenne lineup with plug-in hybrid options.
The upcoming 2024 Cayenne S E-Hybrid, available in both coupe and crossover body styles, will be the third electrified Cayenne model and is set to arrive in the U.S. in the spring. The starting prices for the midsize crossover and coupe are $100,750 and $105,650 respectively, including shipping.
The third-generation Cayenne is expected to be the final version with an internal combustion engine, with production likely to end in early 2029. The Cayenne is currently Porsche’s second-best-selling model in the U.S., following the Macan compact crossover.
Power and Performance
The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid fills a power gap in Porsche’s lineup, catering to customers who desire both performance and affordability. The S E-Hybrid serves as a middle ground between the E-Hybrid and the high-performance Turbo E-Hybrid PHEV models.
With a high-power three-liter V-6 turbo engine and a 174-hp electric motor, the S E-Hybrid delivers a combined output of 512 hp and 553 pound-feet of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 13 seconds. The absence of a V-8 engine in the S E-Hybrid is not expected to impact demand, as it caters to a different customer base.
Features and Technology
The S E-Hybrid is equipped with a 25.9-kilowatt-hour battery and an 11-kilowatt on-board charger that can fully charge the vehicle in about 2.5 hours with a Level 2 charger. The crossover also features an adaptive air suspension system, offering improved comfort and handling.
Porsche has included several standard features in the S E-Hybrid, such as 20-inch wheels, high-definition LED headlights, and an exhaust system with twin tailpipes in brushed stainless steel. The interior offers eight-way seats and stainless steel pedal pads, with optional features including a new air quality system.
The latest Cayenne PHEV incorporates a new driver-focused concept, blending digital and analog elements. It includes a curved 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster, a revamped center console, and a multifunction steering wheel for easy control of driving modes and display settings.
Passengers can enjoy an optional 10.9-inch touch screen display, which allows them to operate the navigation system and select media content. The Cayenne’s design also features a repositioned gear selector and vertical air outlets.