The new 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid serves up 455 horsepower and some massaging seats, which will come in handy rolling on 22-inch wheels…
It’s no secret Porsche had pledged over seven billion dollars towards electrifying pretty much the entire brand, so yes, you can expect stupendously powerful hybrid 911s in that same familiar shape pretty soon.
Besides that event down the line, the Mission E zero-emissions saloon is on the way, as well as the company’s own network of supercharging stations around the world, giving you an idea of how serious Porsche is about electrification and its production target by the year 2022.
Meanwhile, those concerned with environmental tax breaks will settle for plug-in hybrids, since Porsche won’t build you an efficient diesel any more on account of diesels suddenly being vilified as evil. We wonder how that happened…
Anyway, the new 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid packs a 3.0-litre single-turbo V6 engine worth 335bhp and a lithium-ion battery pack to develop a total of 455 horsepower, which allows this two-and-a-half tonne SUV to accelerate from rest to 100kph in five seconds. Top speed is a shade over 250kph.
The Stuttgarters would particularly like you to note some of the new Cayenne E-Hybrid’s highlights like the optional head-up display system which is available for the first time in any Porsche, as well as the new massaging seats which make their first appearance in a Cayenne.
And just as well, because with the 22-inch twin-five-spoke wheels – the largest ever wheels fitted to a Porsche – the seats will be working overtime to compensate for the ride.
We’ll leave the full judgement on the car until Motoromouth’s test drive of the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid in France later this summer.