First cars should arrive on the market by the end of this year or at the beginning of 2019.

After Porsche presented hybrid power train Panamera, both in 'sedan' and Sport turismo version, sales numbers went up and they became among the most popular cars in the fleet. They actually became another reason to ditch diesel engines and instead only offer the car with either petrol engine or hybrid power plant with the combined power of up to 680 horsepower (500 kilowatts).

It was only a matter of time then, until Porsche is going to present a proper hybrid replacement for their diesel-powered Cayennes. And this has finally happened, as the Porsche today presented new and updated version of their biggest, hybrid powered SUV, Cayenne E-hybrid.

To start with the most important part: hybrid engine. The car is going to be equipped with three-liter V6 petrol engine, which will produce, with the help of turbocharger, healthy 340 horsepower. It will then be paired with a single electric motor, capable of producing 100 kilowatts of power. In total, this means 350 kilowatts of power. Still, the car's top speed is going to be (only) 253 kilometers per hour. But then again, such car has never been made for setting speed records; it is all about the range. And here it is quite sufficient as the car is going to be capable of driving 44 kilometers solely on electricity.

As a standard, Cayenne is going to be equipped with 3.6 kW on-board charger. This may be a bit insufficient for some, as the car a bit less than eight hours to be charged-up 230-volt connection running at 10 amps, so Porsche is also going to offer more powerful 7.2 kW charger, that will work on 32 amps, able to fill the battery in a mere 2 hours and 18 minutes.

May 2, 2018 Living photo: Porsche

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