GERMANY: Porsche, the German luxury sports car manufacturer, has announced the launch of its all-electric Cayenne SUV in 2026.
Porsche announced the news at the company’s recent annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. The upcoming EV will share its Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture with the Macan EV, which will launch in 2024.
Although not many details are available about the technical specifications of the all-electric Cayenne, pundits expect it to carry a larger unit than the Macan EV’s 100 kWh battery pack.
The SUV will offer strong performance and automated driving functions, in line with the company’s typical Porsche philosophy, and a completely new experience inside the vehicle.
Porsche will sell the all-electric Cayenne alongside the current Cayenne internal combustion engine (ICE) models.
Porsche promises a significant update to the ICE range, featuring three further developed plug-in hybrids. These models will offer more varieties, better performance on and off road, and more comfortable long-distance rides.
The expansion of Porsche’s SUV lineup is supported by robust profit numbers, with the Macan and Cayenne accounting for over 50% of the company’s total sales.
Last year, the Macan sold 86,724 units, while the Cayenne recorded sales of 95,604 units, making it the company’s best-selling SUV.
Oliver Blume, the Chairman of the Executive Board, said that the company is observing growing profit pools in the segment, particularly in China and the US.
The all-electric Cayenne will play a critical role in helping Porsche achieve its target of achieving 80% sales from the electric vehicle segment by the end of this decade.
The company’s focus on expanding its SUV lineup will attract more buyers from regions such as China and the US, where the demand for luxury SUVs is high.
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