The power point of the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid combines a 3-liter V6 turbocharged engine with an electric motor to provide a total output of 46 hp and 700Nm of torque. The new liquid-cooled battery pack with eight modules of 13 prismatic lithium-ion cells each under the floor of the luggage compartment, increases the capacity by about 30 percent to 14.1kWh. Porsche quotes a pure-electric range of up to 44km and top speed of 133km/h – although not at the same time.
The only available transmission consists of an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive. Several modes of motion allow you to change the powerplant settings of the new Porsche Cayenne from a purely electric mode to a Sport Plus to use as much energy as possible for rapid acceleration.
Recharging from a dead-flat battery using a 10-amp, 220-volt domestic socket and the standard 3.6kW onboard charger takes almost eight hours, but a 230-volt, 32-amp industrial supply and the optional 7.2kW charger will cut that to about 140 minutes.
Other than the E-Hybrid badge, the only ways to tell the PHEV apart from other Cayenne models will be the Acid Green brake calipers and the extra flap for hiding the charger. Inside, additional settings for the gauge cluster can show state of charge and electricity consumption. Acid Green dials appear on the tachometer and Sport Chrono display. Buyers will get an expanded range of standard equipment, too, that will include the Sport Chrono Package, active suspension management, and Auxiliary Cabin Conditioning.
E-Hybrid will receive a package of assistance for InnoDrive as an option. An enhanced version of the adaptive cruise control combines sensor and card data to adjust the use of the motor for upcoming turns or altitude changes.
Cayenne E-Hybrid will go on sale at the beginning of 2019. The new Porsche Cayenne will be sold at a price of 79,900 dollars in the US.