Porsche is expanding the all-new Cayenne range with the introduction of a hybrid model.
It’s powered by a 3.0-litre petrol V6, coupled to a 100kW electric motor, which generates a combined output of 340kW and 700Nm of torque. Since it’s a hybrid, that massive torque figure is available from just above idling speed.
It accelerates from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in 5.0 seconds and has a maximum speed of 253km/h. E-Hybrid can drive up to a distance of 44 kilometres and a speed of 135 kilometres per hour on electricity alone. The average consumption in the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), depending on the set of tyres used, is 3.4 – 3.2 l/100 km of fuel and 20.9 – 20.6 kWh/100 km of electricity.
The transmission is Porsche’s new Tiptronic S, developed for the entire Cayenne range. The eight-speed automatic gearbox not only offers even more comfortable and smoother starting but also significantly speeds up switching.
Alongside the launch of the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche is expanding its range of comfort and assistance systems for the entire Cayenne series with additional options such as the new head-up display, massage seats and 22-inch light metal wheels.
The new Cayenne E-Hybrid is available for order in South Africa. Pricing and market specifications will be announced soon.