The third technology of the popular Porsche Cayenne comes as the 2018 model and we expect its official promotion at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Based on what we know up to now, the new Cayenne promises slimmer look, increased character, performance and efficiency. But, brand’s CEO Oliver Blume revealed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show that new Cayenne may 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 won’t probably follow the same strategy even inside their next generation.
2018 PORSCHE CAYENNE TURBO S E-HYBRID: DESIGN
The prototype model of the new-generation Cayenne was spotted repeatedly almost undisguised. This was likely the model with conventional powertrain but from the visual perspective the 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model won’t differ much from this version. So, the new Cayenne is expected presenting slimmer style but Porsche won’t modify its design approach radically. The model should sport slightly reworked top and rear fascia and more sloped roofline. The lighting items will also feature modernized design and bumpers may also see some changes. Some pictures also showing the daytime operating lights as the portion of the front bumper.
On the other hand, the revolution may happen under the skin of the new Cayenne. The model will adopt VW Group’s MLB platform which started its life in the new Audi Q7. The benefits of this platform will be observed on model’s effectiveness and performance thanks to increased stiffness and paid down weight. The mix of modern products including the high-strength material, metal and carbon fiber must provide about 220 pounds of reduced weight despite the model must gain expanded wheelbase.
On the other hand, from the interior, we ought to expect more relaxed rear leg room thanks to the longer wheelbase. The design should, nevertheless, be similar as in the new Panamera. The Cayenne will get the latest infotainment system. An improved touchscreen interface will cause less physical controls. The safety qualifications may 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 must be no surprises. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid model is expected to adopt the version of impressive cross 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. But, the electric motor also comes in the play with the addition of 136 hp 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 get will undoubtedly be standard.
It remains to observe how this Cayenne version will show in the efficiency and performance. The Panamera driven with this specific 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. But, 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 label on this model before we have more details. As the guide, the Panamera version costs from massive $185, 450.