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Porsche confirms electrical Cayenne plus flagship EV above it

The Porsche Cayenne will get an all-electric variant, with a brand new flagship electrical SUV positioned above it, Porsche confirmed Monday in its 2022 monetary outcomes presentation.

The electrical Cayenne can be included in a redesign marking the mannequin’s fourth era. Porsche didn’t focus on particular launch timing, nevertheless it stated the next-generation Cayenne will arrive someday after the mid-decade launch of the electrical 718 sports activities automotive, which can finally be out there solely with electrical powertrains.

Porsche additionally introduced that the present third-generation Cayenne will get main upgrades throughout the 2023 calendar yr, together with three plug-in hybrid variants with larger ranges. These could arrive as 2024 fashions.

2023 Porsche Cayenne

2023 Porsche Cayenne

Additionally confirmed within the presentation was an electrical SUV positioned above the Cayenne and primarily based on Volkswagen Group’s Scalable Methods Platform (SSP). Porsche will use a particular “Sport” model of SSP for this mannequin.

This new mannequin will supply “robust efficiency and automatic driving features with the standard Porsche flyline,” per the automaker, plus “a very new expertise contained in the automobile.” It is a part of an effort by Porsche to maneuver additional upmarket so as to enhance profitability.

“We’re observing rising revenue swimming pools on this section, specifically in China and the U.S.,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume stated in a press release relating to the rationale for a brand new flagship electrical SUV.

2024 Porsche Cayenne prototype

2024 Porsche Cayenne prototype

Neither of those tasks are solely information; the brand new SUV mission was introduced final July, and a Cayenne EV has been on the product map for a while, for later within the decade.

However this announcement does verify that they are separate merchandise and that it is successfully including two new electrical luxurious SUVs above the compact Macan SUV. The Macan Electrical is constructed on the brand new PPE platform shared with Audi, and it is attributable to arrive within the first half of 2024.

Porsche goals to make EVs 80% of its world gross sales by 2030. Previously yr, the automaker has additionally argued that it may be extra worthwhile making EVs than gasoline automobiles, as well.

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