2015 Porsche Cayenne Plug-In Hybrid Coming Soon

Porsche Cayenne


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Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Following the successful launch of the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid and the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (plug in too), Porsche is now developing a Cayenne plug-in hybrid.

Likely to be called the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, this Porsche will be the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid SUV.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid will almost surely share the powertrain found in the plug-in Panamera.

  • 3.0-liter V6 gas engine
  • 416 total hp
  • 20-ish miles of electric-only range

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is expected to debut in late 2014 as a Model Year 2015 offering.  The Cayenne is due to be partially redesigned for Model Year 2015.

The plug-in hybrid version of the Cayenne will likely spell the end of the conventional hybrid Cayenne, same as it did for the Panamera line.

Additional Panamera S E-Hybrid specs (expected to be nearly identical for the Cayenne S E-Hybrid) posted below:

  • 95 hp electric motor
  • Electricity is stored in a 9.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
  • Top speed in electric-only mode is 84 mph
  • Top speed 167 mph with the gas engine cranking
  • Panamera S E-hybrid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds

Pricing for the Panamera S E-Hybrid starts at $99,000.  We expect the Cayenne plug-in hybrid to be significantly cheaper as it base MSRP is tens of thousands less than the Panamera.  Perhaps $70,000-ish is a decent ballpark estimate for the price of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

Source: Autocar

Category: Porsche

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18 responses to "2015 Porsche Cayenne Plug-In Hybrid Coming Soon"
  1. CherylG says:

    With the continued development delays on the Model X, it looks like the Cayenne E will beat the Model X to market.

    Since the Cayenne Hybrid currently starts at 71K, Cayenne E pricing in the 70Ks would be a great deal. I suspect it will more likely be priced in the 80s.

    1. pjwood says:

      Yes, but at aprroximately 1/10th the battery size may as well leave it out. That’s a heavy SUV, even w/newer Cayennes losing some weight.

    2. MrEnergyCzar says:

      The Outlander will be the first… it’s a shame GM is letting others get the early plug-in SUV market share…


      1. Anton Wahlman says:

        Not the Volvo or the BMW? Are you sure?

    3. Bonaire says:

      But Tesla will make up for the delay in CNBC appearance quantities. But no “advertising”.

      Strange that they have nearly 12,000 reservations for it and don’t want to make it for another year. Could there be an issue with programming the AWD separate axle ESC’s?

      Remember – the 500 initial reservations for the Model-X happened the first week after opening up the ordering portal. Over two years ago in Feb ’12. They shoulda bought some of that stock instead! 🙂

      I like the potential of the VW CrossBlue.

  2. SeattleTeslaGuy says:

    I remain skeptical that the X will take it’s segment by storm. Cars like the Cayenne Hybrid will make it harder for Tesla to compete and the X has some flaws no SUV should have (no racks is a big one). I would love for Tesla to dominate in this segment but I think it’s not going to happen. If nothing else it will be a head to head test of Tesla’s new-found brand loyalty vs long entrenched Porshe brand loyalty.

    1. Bill Howland says:

      I frankly don’t see why there is so much delay in releasing the Model X, after all, it is SO similiar to the S that sometimes visually I confuse the two. Maybe they can’t get the Gull Wing doors to reliably seal, or else there is some issue with synchronizing the rear wheel drive. But I’m just surmising. Do you know why there is so much of a delay? After all, the S has been out, basically unchanged, what, 2 years now?

      1. scottf200 says:

        AWD is not a trivial change. Nor is getting the most efficiency out of that setup. Elon has pointed the finger at himself and said he is being a perfectionist about its design and implementation. He oddly also indicated that many people may not notice the differences between the alpha and production but there are quite a few. Lot of software changes and tweaking happened in the Model S. Huge reason I like Telsa. Software is up to version 6 in a few week. http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showwiki.php?title=Model+S+software+firmware+changelog

        1. Bill Howland says:

          Hardly the perfectionist. otherwise they wouldn’t release products for ‘field testing’ and then have to change things later.

          I actually very much liked the 2wd X (that would have eliminated any sync trouble you talk about), but the rather as a little kid who can’t make up his mind it seems (If there was a legitimate reason for announcing a 2wd X and then cancelling it, I’m all ears), then a 2wd X would have made it to market sooner if that’s what you’re essentially claiming. Well, they lost one sale with me.

          Others have stated it might behoove them to do something soon. The question is of course where are the other manufacturers? The Outlander is supposedly short on batteries at the moment, so at least Mitsubishi has a legitimate excuse for not tackling the US market.

      2. Gibber says:

        I believe it is a simple matter of lack of production capacity.

  3. Boris says:

    I think the X should have suicide doors, I think those make the most sense in an SUV/Van…

    1. evnow says:

      No, they don’t. Suicide doors just don’t make any sense in the realworld for people with small kids.

  4. J P says:

    Great to see more PHEVs on the market. We are waiting for a plug in Ford Escape.

  5. Rob says:

    So the question is – will Porshe make Macan hybrid or will it go straight to PHEV model?

    1. Gibber says:

      You have seen the last of the standard hybrid Porsches. Any Porsche introduced from here on will offer a PHEV model like this one, that includes sports cars. Expect to see all Porsche models available as PHEVs in 5 years or less.

  6. Pat750145 says:

    I can’t believe they don’t take this chance moving to a much larger SUV formfactor to TRIPPLE the Battery size that is far too small. <10KWH means 2 x charges per day to secure for my usual local commutes, so I can do them "all Electric". Far too complex to organize (Need one always available charger at home and one at my office car parks), and be "always pluged-in"… Just not practical. Need to tripple that battery size and reach current far cheaper small full-EVs capacity to make that practical, still adding the ICE engines that is missing on the Full EVs today, preventing to also go on vacation with them. Hope Porsche will CORRECT this feature before this new car goes to market, or market will again ignore it, like for previous meaningless Cayenne Hybrid…

    1. Gibber says:

      You fail to understand why Porsche builds cars and more importantly, why people buy Porsches.

  7. Ralph says:

    I bought 2 Boxters and a 918 Spyder in 4 years! I had Lexus, Mazda before but now that I met Porsche I will stay with it forever. It is The Car! To drive, to run, to enjoy and to drive and drive and drive. Ferrari is to keep in the garage and to show off to friends and girlfriends! I never had such an experience driving as on a 918 Spyder,2,2G lateral acceleration!!