Porsche just unleashed an all-new $80,000 performance hybrid SUV

PorschePorsche Cayenne E-Hybrid.
  • Porsche unveiled the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid crossover SUV.
  • The E-Hybrid is powered by 3.0 litre, turbocharged V6, and an electric motor that teams up to make 455 horsepower.
  • The Porsche SUV can do 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 157 mph.
  • The Cayenne E-Hybrid is expected to start at $US79,900.

On Tuesday, Porsche unveiled the all-new 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid crossover SUV. It’s the latest addition to the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker’s growing stable of performance hybrids.

The E-Hybrid is powered by a 335 horsepower, 3.0 litre, turbocharged V6 and a 134 horsepower electric motor. This results in a total system output of 455 horsepower. According to Porsche, the Cayenne E-Hybrid can do the sprint to 60mph in just 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 157 mph.

The E-Hybrid is equipped with a 14.1 kWh battery located under the rear of the chassis. The new battery is 30% larger than the unit found in the previous generation Cayenne hybrid. With the larger battery, the new Cayenne can go 27 miles on a single charge and reach speeds of up to 83 mph.

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Using a 230-volt, 32 amp charger, the battery can be replenished in just 2.3 hours.

Inside, the Cayenne E-Hybrid is equipped with the latest version of the company’s Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. The E-Hybrid will also be available with Porsche InnoDrive semi-autonomous driving system that can see 1.8 miles down the road so it can properly configure drive settings.

The Porsche SUV also features four hybrid-specific drive modes that range from pure electric driving to using the electric motor as boost the performance of the turbo V6.

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Porsche introduced the third generation Cayenne SUV to the public last August. The E-Hybrid joins the Cayenne, the Cayenne S, and the Cayenne Turbo in the company’s lineup.

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is expected to arrive in US showrooms sometime early next year with a starting price of $US79,900.

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