Porsche CEO Oliver Blume introduced plans to increase the lineup by including a brand new SUV above the Macan and Cayenne in mid-2022. The electrical-only mannequin will probably be manufactured in Leipzig, Germany, and can goal a higher-end market section with increased revenue margins.
The upcoming automobile, codenamed “K1,” will characteristic styling that can symbolize the brand new route Porsche is taking when it comes to design. The brand new SUV won’t resemble any of their present choices when it comes to aesthetics.
Whereas a Cayenne begins at $76,855 within the UK, the seven-seat electrical SUV is predicted to be thrice dearer earlier than choices with costs mentioned to be round $200,000.
The brand new SUV has been in improvement since 2020 on the Porsche-Audi Premium Platform Electrical (PPE) structure. PPE will debut with the next-generation, all-electric Macan and Q6 E-Tron, however the brand new electrical SUV will use an evolution of the devoted EV platform, based on Autocar.
The three-row SUV is alleged to have a 920V electrical system providing quicker charging and a big battery pack with a capability exceeding 100 kWh, plus a most vary of 435 miles (700 kilometers) within the WLTP cycle. Oil cooling for the electrical motors can be within the combine as is all-wheel steering with a five-degree flip of the rear wheels.
By way of styling, anticipate a “half sedan, half crossover” silhouette paying homage to the Cayenne Coupe or the Panamera. It may very well be over 5 meters lengthy, with a brief hood and a liftback-style tailgate. The SUV can even have a devoted off-road driving mode.
Lastly when it does arrive, the K1’s major markets will probably be North America and China.