Porsche unveils 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid with 462 bhp
Porsche has unveiled the performance-focused hybrid variant of its Cayenne SUV, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid. The German carmaker first introduced its hybrid SUV - the Cayenne S Hybrid - in 2010 and later upgraded it in 2014. And now, with this 2019 edition, Porsche has showcased its next step in pursuing electrification in its luxury SUV. Here's more about the Cayenne SUV E-Hybrid.
The electrical engine performance of the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid has been enhanced by over 43 percent at 136bhp; the battery capacity has been increased by about 30 percent in comparison to the current 2017 Cayenne S E-Hybrid The powerful V6 engine, combined with the car's virtually silent electric engine, now generates a system power of 462bhp - 46 bhp higher than its predecessor.
The engine comes mated to a new 8-Speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission to offer combined torque of 400NM. Notably, the Cayenne E-Hybrid can hit 0-100kmph in 5 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 253kmph with the combined forces of both the engines.
The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid (Sport Chrono Package) gets four driving modes: E-Power, Hybrid-Auto, Sport and Sport Plus. The car always starts in E-Power mode and the driver can switch between the electric and combustion engines using a pressure point in the accelerator pedal produced by the control system. However, the car will automatically switch to Hybrid-Auto mode if battery's charge status is low.
The Cayenne E-Hybrid is the first Porsche car to feature a head-up display (HUD). This full-color display will project relevant driving information directly into the driver's line of vision. The car also gets a smart digital copilot Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control and active lane guidance. Other updates include massage seats, a heated windscreen, and new 22-inch light metal wheels.
Porsche has introduced "Off-Road Precision" app, a new software that allows the driver to document, evaluate and improve their trips on terrain. The app can automatically create route and elevation profiles that can later be viewed on a map.