Porsche are continuing their electrification charge with the latest Cayenne E-Hybrid.
The third-generation of the big Porsche comes with a 3.0-litre V6 paired with an electric motor – with a combined output of 456bhp and 516lbf.ft. That’s a 7bhp increase in petrol power and an extra 43% from the new battery over the predecessor. This give a top speed of 157mph and a 5 second run to 62mph.
A boost system from the 918 Spyder joins the influx of power and facilitates the electric motors functionality in all of the Cayenne’s driving modes. Economy figures have improved too, with new mpg stats of 69.2, and emissions of 72g/km.
With the increased power of the battery, there is also more overall performance. The capacity has increased from 10.8kWh to 14.1kWh. Stored beneath the floor, the fluid-cooled battery can be charged to full capacity from a 230 volt connection in 7.8 hours – aka 7hours and 48 minutes – but with the optional 7.2kW on-board charger it is possible to fully charge the battery in 2hours twenty minutes, sorry, 2.3 hours. Charging can be managed via the Porsche Connect app, as can the air conditioning and heating when the power is off.
Traction control system comes as standard as is active suspension management. Chassis control is optional, as is a trailer connection that comes with a load rating of 3.5-tonnes.
The model is the first Porsche to feature a heads-up display and also comes with adaptive cruise, massage seats and heated windscreen.
Pricing for the Cayenne E-Hybrid starts at £67,128 and the order books are open now.