Facelifted 2015 Porsche Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid Spotted

The facelifted 2015 Porsche Cayenne has just been spied testing under minimal camouflage and interestingly, in Plug-in Hybrid specification for the very first time. Engineers were seen plugging in the car to an electrical socket.

Set to share many of its technologies with the new Porsche Panamera S Hybrid E, the Porsche Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid will become one of the very first hybrids in the luxury SUV market. Unfortunately, technical details about the Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid aren’t known.

However, this facelifted Cayenne can be differentiated from the current car thanks to a revised grille, air intakes, headlights (even though these appear to be stickers) while at the rear, new taillights more closely resembling those of the Macan will be utilised.

As you may recall, we recently tested the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and found it to be quite a revolution. It features a 3.0-liter V6 supercharged engine joined by a synchronous electric motor. All up, the Panamera S E-Hybrid delivers a total of 416 hp mated to an eight speed Tiptronic S transmission. As a result, it can sprint to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 270 km/h all while sipping just 3.1-liters per 100 km on an average cycle.

We expect to see a similar engine setup for the Cayenne Hybrid and will likely launch sometime next year.

[Via Carscoops]

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  1. 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…


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