PORSCHE this week confirmed plans to construct a brand new all-electric SUV bigger than the present vary topping Cayenne.
The uber-Cayenne will goal the US market and additional broaden the German model’s SUV portfolio.
“We plan so as to add a brand new luxurious, all-electric SUV mannequin to our enticing portfolio,” stated Porsche CEO Oliver Blume.
“It can roll off the manufacturing line at our Leipzig plant and can additional broaden our place within the luxurious automotive phase. This can additional broaden our place within the luxurious automotive phase.
“We’re concentrating on the upper margin segments specifically and purpose to faucet into new gross sales alternatives on this approach.”
Automotive Information Europe (ANE) says Porsche goals to repeat the success of its Taycan electrical sedan which was an sudden success for the automaker. The Taycan now outsells the 911 sports activities automobile.
In accordance with a Porsche spokesman in Australia, Porsche’s new giant SUV will goal BMW’s iX and can share Porsche’s adaptable SSP Sport platform with subsequent Taycan and EV Panamera
“The brand new SSP structure is a devoted electrical automobile platform destined for quite a lot of completely different manufacturers throughout the Volkswagen Group,” the spokesperson informed GoAuto.
Sharing uber-Cayenne’s underpinnings would be the soon-to-arrive third-generation Panamera and second-generation Taycan.
Extra particulars of the uber-Cayenne are below tight wraps, however GoAuto can report the car shall be priced above the Macan and Cayenne when it’s launched throughout the latter half of the last decade.
European web site Autocar reviews rumours within the US suggesting the brand new SUV might be the unidentified automobile proven as a design mannequin in a presentation to a gaggle of North American Porsche sellers late final yr.
Autocar says sellers who attended described what they noticed was wider and bigger than Cayenne including that it had a flat rear design, sharing nothing with the styling of both Macan or present Cayenne.
Uber-Cayenne introduces a seventh string to the Porsche line-up, which at the moment consists of Boxster/Cayman, 911, Macan, Cayenne, Panamera and Taycan.
In addition to revealing the plans for the brand new SUV mannequin, Mr Blume disclosed that Porsche has been granted the engineering lead inside Volkswagen Group for the brand new Sport variant of the SSP structure.
Autocar tells us the brand new Porsche-developed electrical automobile platform attracts on the “spine” of the usual SSP construction, which is ready to make its debut in 2025 with the launch of the manufacturing model of the Volkswagen Trinity – a Tesla Mannequin 3-rivalling carry again prone to be offered below the ID 4 Saloon identify.
“Among the many SSP Sport’s key developments shall be high-performance electrical motors and battery parts, in a technique just like that’s set to be undertaken by Mercedes-Benz and its AMG efficiency automobile division. It is usually anticipated to assist an 800V electrical structure and 350kW charging.”
Autocar reviews the identical platform shall be utilized by upcoming electrical fashions deliberate by AUdi, Bentley and Lamborghini.
Whereas Porsche’s new SUV mannequin is ready to be primarily based on the SSP Sport structure, Mr Blume’s presentation confirmed upcoming electrical variations of the Macan and Cayenne will sit on the PPE (Premium Platform Electrical) structure as a result of make its first look within the Audi A6 e-tron.
Autocar reviews that Porsche additionally revealed the following Panamera is ready to go electrical in a transfer that may twin it with the second-generation Taycan.
Whether or not each fashions shall be offered alongside one another or amalgamated into one mannequin has not but been confirmed, though recommendations are that Porsche will proceed with each fashions.
“Camouflaged Panamera prototypes have been noticed winter testing, prompting hypothesis of a combustion-engined alternative – though it seems now that an intensive replace to get the saloon to the top of its lifecycle is extra possible,” says Autocar.
With Autocar and Automotive Information Europe.