Until a few years ago it was hard to imagine Porsche worrying about efficiency. Exotic and sports car manufacturer is still one of the leading brands in these segments. But slowly, as market challenged them, they started to make less aggressive vehicles, and more family cars. One of these is Cayenne SUV. Many enthusiasts had a lot of doubts in this crossover. But, ever since its release, the SUV is growing. Now, it follows the latest trends and comes as 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid.
Again, the German carmaker is surprising us. From one of the most successful producers of sports and racing cars to fuel-friendly SUV. However, the company keeps the dose of aggressiveness on the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid. But, it is now more economical and greener. The entire industry is taking this path, and now we can read rumors about Ferrari developing its hybrid SUV. With Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche will be ready for all challenges. Who knows, if they move on, their next crossover could be EV, which will be eligible to compete with Tesla’s electric SUVs.
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Test Drive
According to first tests, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid will be more fuel-friendly then before. Also, the vehicle delivers a better range. The new SUV will be able to go 27 miles by using the electric generator only. Although the company will save some weight, the performance of the hybrid crossover is still impressing. The 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid will sprint to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, while the top speed is set for 157 mph.
This hybrid is pretty potent. Compared to Cayenne S, it can deliver more power. According to some estimations, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid will burst 462 hp, which is 22 ponies more than its sibling can offer. Most of the power comes from a 3.0-liter turbo V6, while the electric motor adds its contribution as well.
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid MPG
Not only that horsepower output receives a boost, but also torque and mileage. The other one is more important in this case. While the standard model returns 21 mpg combined, the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid will add at least 3 mpg to it. With electric mode, the crossover is ready to return over 50 MPGe. Again, that is another boost from current value (47 MPGe).
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Features
The shape of the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is the same as for standard model. However, the crossover gets some tweaks and original solutions, so we can recognize it as soon as we see it. Highlights are 19-inch wheels, which can be replaced by optional 22-inch alloy rims.
More fun starts when you step into this car. A 10-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate controls, navigation with internet access, and many more features are making this premium vehicle even better. These are all parts of the new infotainment system PCM – Porsche Communication Management. For the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, there is still no Android Auto services, but Apple offers its CarPlay. A 12-inch infotainment system dominates on the center panel.
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum edition
If you are not sure in your designing skills, and you want premium SUV, then the 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum Edition offers the solution. This version comes with special wheels and wider arches. Inside, adjustable sport seats are covered by premium leather. Bad thing is that Platinum Edition is going to be limited-time version again. This model also includes bi-xenon lights and few more safety measures. Power Steering Plus and ParkAssist are just a couple of these. Special color and exterior upgrades will make 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid Platinum Edition more distinctive and elegant.
2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Price
The new 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid will continue to be the mid-range model in the lineup, according to price. The PHEV is going to cost $80,000. For example, the entry-level Cayenne is almost $15k less. The heavy-packed S version remains slightly more expensive. Top of the range SUV is Cayenne Turbo. E-Hybrid model is not going to get even close to it since the price is stunning $120k for 2019.
As for the conventional model, Range Rover is the competitor to Cayenne in a hybrid version. But, instead of Sport model, Range Rover gets on the line with a P400e hybrid. Other alternatives to 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid are Mercedes-Benz GLE550e and the BMW X5 xDrive40e.