“Alternate Version to be Offered.”
Last year witnessed an incredible achievement for Porsche with 95,604 units of the Cayenne delivered worldwide. This latest success has been foreshadowed by a set of teaser images depicting a refreshed version of their luxury SUV ahead of its world premiere in April. Since being released in 2017, the Cayenne has seen quite a lot of attention and evidently doesn’t require replacing yet – only a thorough facelift that will keep it available on the market for more extended years.
Rumor is afloat that Zuffenhausen’s inhabitants are also constructing an all-electric rendition to launch in 2026. Aside from its appellation, this SUV will not be akin to the current model as it will ride on a distinct platform. Autocar has trusty intel that Porsche is actually beginning work on a Cayenne EV built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) infrastructure formulated for the upcoming electric-driven Macan. This architecture is being innovated by Audi, who will apply it initially on a Q6 E-Tron and an A6 E-Tron.
In the event that the proclaimed 2026 launch date proves to be accurate, it would mean that the unconfirmed Cayenne EV will surface subsequent to the Macan EV but earlier than a larger and three-row electric SUV an official avowal of which has already been made. Given that the smaller electric crossover is set to come with an output nearing 603 horses (450 kW) and in excess of 738 pound-feet (1000 Nm) on its most powerful rendition, we can expect an awful lot of vigor. Additionally, it could potentially comprise of a battery higher capacity than the 100-kWh unit marked out for the zero-emissions version of the Macan.
Thanks to 800V Technology, the Porsche Cayenne that is run by no traditional motor will be able to use quick-charging above 270 kW. Though its travel range is not known yet, based on evidence, it seems engineers strive to make sure they can reach a minimum of 300 miles (482 km) in EPA test cycling, to rival Mercedes’s EQS SUV. Rear wheel directing is expected due to the fact that Macan EV will include it, accompanied by a pre-verified electronically operated rear axle differential lock.
Similar to what will happen with Macan-branded SUVs, the combustion engine-powered Cayenne will be sold alongside its electric counterpart for a couple of years before Porsche discontinues the former. This won’t apply to the 718 range, however. Boxster and Spyder are set to fully switch to electric engines when the next generation emerges in 2025.