The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is almost upon us.

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Though Porsche has not officially confirmed the Cayenne S E-Hybrid for production, we can say with 99% accuracy that it's coming soon.  Why else would it be out conducting winter tests?

(*Though we can't post images of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid here due to copyright infringement issues, Car Scoops has shots of the plug-in Porsche SUV out in the wild.)

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be the automaker’s first plug-in hybrid SUV.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid will feature the same powertrain (perhaps with some minor tweaks) 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.

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
$70,000 seems like a decent ballpark estimate for the price of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, though we have our fingers crossed that it'll carry an MSRP that's slightly lower.

Source: Car Scoops