Porsche expands its range of plug-in hybrid vehicles

Porsche is adding several new vehicles to its plug-in hybrid range, including the 2020 Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. The plug-in variant of the company’s flagship SUV integrates a 14.1-kilowatt-hour battery and 134-horsepower electric motor along with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in the standard gas-powered Cayenne Turbo. These features give the car 670-horsepower capable of generating 663 pound-feet of torque and go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in around 3.6 seconds. Apart from intensifying the power of its vehicles, the company has also tweaked the energy capacity of its battery by 30 percent from the one incorporated in the preceding plug-in hybrid Cayenne models.

The company has many standard items in the new vehicles viz., the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and two new plug-in variants of the Cayenne Coupé, such as a 7.2 kW onboard charger as well as 21-inch AeroDesign Wheels. The upgraded charger can recharge the battery completely in a mere 2.4 hours with a 240-volt connection with a 50-amp circuit. The plug-in variants of the Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne Turbo Coupé are also equipped with Porsche’s dynamic chassis control, ceramic composite brakes and, other additions like the 18-way adaptive sports seats. With the added features, the automaker has simultaneously increased the prices of the vehicles. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid has a base price of $161,900. Porsche also unveiled two other plug-in versions of its new Cayenne Coupé, Cayenne’s smaller and more ostentatious sibling. Both variants of Cayenne Coupé have a fixed spoiler above the rear window with a new adaptive rear spoiler below installed for superior aerodynamic stability.

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupé, starting from $164,400, is marginally costlier than the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid due to a few other features like the panoramic glass roof and 20-inch alloy wheels. However, the two vehicles will have many features in common. Both cars can go from 0 to 60 miles in 3.6 seconds and deliver a top speed of 183 miles an hour that is electrically limited.



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