2018 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid produces a maximum power output of 462 hp and 700 Nm; zero to 100 kmph is claimed in just 5 seconds
Porsche showcased what the new generation Cayenne was all about at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September before going on sale in Germany and subsequently Europe. The revised styling is rather evolutionary as the front portion features new LED headlamps and bigger air intakes. The German manufacturer says the Cayenne has lowered roofline for more athletic stance while the new set of alloy wheels and revised taillights, as in the Panamera Sport Turismo, enhances the appeal further.
The interior has seen several modifications such as inclusion of a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with internet connectivity, redesigned centre console with analogue and digital controls, new instrument cluster with analogue tachometer, three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, dual seven-inch displays, Bose and Burmester audio and so on.
With pricing of new Cayenne Turbo announced in India only a few days ago, Porsche will be offering an E-Hybrid version as well in the coming months. The upcoming regular Cayenne will get a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine producing 335 bhp and 450 Nm torque. The S version features a 2.9-litre twin turbocharged V6 which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 433 bhp and 550 Nm peak torque.
A brand new eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission is provided as standard across the range. The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, on the other hand, comes equipped with the same 3.0-litre engine with increased power output. The electric system generates over 43 percent more power at 136 hp, resulting in the combined output higher than the previous version at 462 hp.
With combined torque output standing massively at 700 Nm, the Cayenne E-Hybrid claims to do zero to 100 kmph in just five seconds before hitting a top speed of 253 kmph with assistance from the hybrid system. Like the rest of the range, it will also get the same eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission unit.