The third technology of the popular Porsche Cayenne comes as the 2018 model and we assume its official promotion at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Centered on which we know up to now, the new Cayenne promises slimmer look, increased character, performance and efficiency. Nevertheless, brand’s CEO Oliver Blume unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that new Cayenne will also implement a new level of hybridization by adding a new range-toping version the Turbo S E-Hybrid. Yes, the idea is the same as on the 2017 Porsche Panamera and we expect the same powertrain configuration in the new 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model. On the other hand, Mr. Blume also stated that smaller Macan and probably the 911 will not probably follow the same strategy even in their next generation.
2018 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S E-HYBRID: DESIGN
The prototype model of the new-generation Cayenne was discovered several times almost undisguised. This is likely the model with conventional powertrain but from the visual perspective the 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model won’t change much out of this version. So, the new Cayenne is expected to present slimmer style but Porsche will not change its design approach radically. The model should sport slightly reworked top and rear fascia and more steep roofline. The lighting models can also feature modernized design and bumpers will also see some changes. Some pictures also showing the daytime running lights as the part of the front bumper.
On the other hand, the revolution could happen under the skin of the new Cayenne. The model can adopt VW Group’s MLB platform which began its life in the new Audi Q7. The benefits of this platform will be viewed on model’s efficiency and performance thanks to increased stiffness and reduced weight. The mix of modern components including the high-strength material, aluminum and carbon fibre must offer about 220 pounds of reduced fat despite the model must obtain stretched wheelbase.
On the other hand, from the interior, we should assume more relaxed rear leg room thanks to the longer wheelbase. The design should, but, be similar as in the new Panamera. The Cayenne can get the latest infotainment system. An improved touchscreen interface can cause less bodily controls. The safety credentials will also be increased with the addition of more effective driver products including the semi-autonomous technology.
2018 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S E-HYBRID: POWERTRAIN
In regards to the powertrain, there should be no surprises. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model is expected to adopt the version of impressive hybrid setup from the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. In this model, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine from the Panamera Turbo S model produces 550 hp. Nevertheless, the electric motor also comes in the play with the addition of 136 horsepower for the total output of 680 ponies. The part of the system is also a 14.1-kWh battery and an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch auto box. The all-wheel push is likely to be standard.
It stays to observe how this Cayenne version will show in the efficiency and performance. The Panamera powered with this particular setup wants 3.3 seconds to hit 60 mph. Panamera’s all-electric range is around 31 miles.
2018 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S E-HYBRID: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new-generation Cayenne is planned for the launch late this year. Nevertheless, the ultimate 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model should come some time in 2018. On the other hand, it’s difficult to put the price draw on this model before we have more details. As the reference, the Panamera version fees from whopping $185, 450.