The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is set to make significant advancements over both the standard Cayenne and the preceding Cayenne S E-Hybrid it replaces.
Those advantages include more power, quicker acceleration, a faster top speed, and increased electric-only range.
It will arrive in Canadian showrooms in spring 2019 with a starting price of $91,700.
The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid uses the same three-litre mono-turbo V6 as the Cayenne, but significantly increases total horsepower and torque by integrating an electric motor.
The latest Porsche plug-in hybrid includes the third new hybrid powertrain from Porsche since 2017.
It combines a 3.0-litre mono-turbo V6 engine with 335 hp and 332 lb/ft of torque with an electric motor that creates 134 hp and 295 lb/ft of torque.
The result is a total system output of 455 hp and 516 lb/ft of torque.
In conjunction with the launch of the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche will also introduce several new features to the broader Cayenne model line.
They include massaging seats, a heated windshield, a head-up display, and for the first time in any Porsche, 22-inch wheels.
With the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM), the Cayenne E-Hybrid has an active hang-on all-wheel drive system with an electronically regulated, map-controlled multiplate clutch.
With its broad range of torque distribution, the system offers clear benefits in terms of driving dynamics, agility, traction control and off-road capabilities.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard equipment, though customers may upgrade to the same three-chamber air suspension system that is offered in the rest of the Cayenne lineup.
As with other Porsche E-performance models, the Cayenne E-Hybrid shares a boost strategy with the 918 Spyder.
By offering a wide range of drive modes, the powertrain is able to meet a wide range of specific needs ranging from all electric motoring to high performance driving.
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