The electrified Cayenne is now in the country
Three months ago, the launch of the Cayenne SUV was part of Porsche Philippines' 27th anniversary celebrations. And now for the brand's 75th year, another variant of the Cayenne is officially joining the local lineup.
Launched at the Porsche Festival of Dreams event is no other than the 2024 Porsche Cayenne e-hybrid. And as the name suggests, it's the electrified version of Porsche's best-selling SUV.
Featuring much of the extensive changes done to the third-generation ICE model both inside and out, the Cayenne e-hybrid would appear identical to the ICE version for the average onlooker. Where the e-hybrid sets itself apart are the neon green brake calipers and the presence of the e-hybrid badge on the fenders.
Inside, you can also find the same tech-laden cabin as the ICE Cayenne. Complete with the revised displays and controls of the new Porsche Driver Experience, the Cayenne e-hybrid also has its gear lever relocated to the dashboard to make room for the new center console.
Powering the Cayenne e-hybrid is a 304 PS 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine, and an electric motor integrated into the SUV's 8-speed automatic transmission. When combined, the plug-in hybrid powertrain puts out 470 PS and 650 Nm of torque, making the Cayenne e-hybrid go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. Its top speed is 254 km/h.
In pure electric mode, Porsche says the Cayenne e-hybrid can reach up to 90 kilometers with its 33.9 kWh battery pack. With a charging capacity of up to 11 kW in its onboard AC charger, the battery can be topped up at around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
“The introduction of the new Cayenne E-Hybrid in the country represents the latest chapter in our evolving success story,” said Roberto Coyiuto III, president and CEO of Porsche Philippines.
“Through models like this, we are redefining the concept of luxury by taking environmental and personal wellbeing into account along with performance. It also signifies our intention to continuously set the benchmark in the domestic luxury auto sector,” added Coyiuto.
Porsche Philippines is offering the Cayenne e-hybrid in both SUV and coupe body styles. Prices are available upon application, the electrified SUV is now available for viewing at Porsche Philippines dealerships. We may even see it on display at the state-of-the-art Porsche Center that's soon to rise.
Set to be housed within a 15-story building, the new Porsche Center Manila aims to integrate showrooms, corporate offices, and service areas, while also anticipating future Porsche retail space requirements, as well as visual identity.
The new Porsche Center also expands the existing building's capacity along with a dedicated facility for Porsche's fully electric vehicles.