Porsche Cayenne to get plug-in hybrid version image

Porsche is planning to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Cayenne by 2014, which should make its way onto the market in the same time with the facelifted variant of the luxury crossover.

The German based automaker Porsche isn’t saying anything official on the Cayenne plug-in hybrid for the moment but that doesn’t mean that the model won’t make its way onto the market in a couple of years. Rumors are saying that the new Porsche Cayenne plug-in hybrid will be known as the e-Hybrid and the model will be launched together with the facelifted version of the crossover in 2014.

The Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid I expected to get some styling tweaks in order to differentiate from the standard version of the model. The Cayenne e-Hybrid will be based on the standard hybrid but it will get a 10 kWh lithium-ion battery under its hood and an upgraded electric motor, which should generate around 100 BHP (75 kW). The electric motor will be backed up by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine, which will produce 333 BHP (249 kW). The total output will stand at 420 BHP (313 kW) and the model will be able to drive on electricity alone for more than 15 miles (24 km). The e-Hybrid system will be offered on the Panamera too eventually.

Source: Motor Trend