Porsche has recently made bold statements about how many of its resources will be used in the coming years for plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars. While the first all-electric machine, the Mission E, is in operation for more than a year, the next line of hybrid vehicles was launched last year. After the Panamera E-Hybrid and Turbo S E-Hybrid, there is the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid – the latest plug-in hybrid version of one of Porsche's most beloved vehicles.
If you have not heard it yet, two-door sports cars are not the majority of Porsche's, and have not been for a long time. The first Cayenne SUV, launched in 2002, quickly became the company's favorite vehicle. It was followed by the SUVs Panamera four-door and Macan, which now make up the bulk of the Porsche business. And it's likely that the last Cayenne launched last year will continue to gain in popularity as more and more car buyers switch to SUVs (just ask Ford customers).
But Porsche has also allowed the Cayenne E-Hybrid to use full electric power in Sport and Sport Plus with the standard Sport Chrono package, allowing the driver to effectively use it's temporary boost function, if desired. The eight-speed automatic transmission was also redesigned for faster gear changes. And if desired, there is a mode to recover some battery charge by effectively using the motor as a generator or switching to full electric mode at speeds up to 83 mph.
In addition to all the weight-saving benefits of the third generation, the Cayenne E-Hybrid will also feature the newly introduced technology, such as three dashboard digital displays for driving information, navigation and a new off-road app. Energy and efficiency displays are also part of the E-Hybrid package.
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, which starts at $ 79,990, may not sound like an important car for the masses. There are other, less expensive plug-in hybrid SUVs already on the market. But for the reputation of Porsche as an electric vehicle manufacturer, most of its customers will experience technology in the near future. And if you were already spending a lot of money on a Porsche SUV, why should not it be better to park closer to the mall?