Porsche is the origin of hybrid cars since 1900. Sustainability and performance in a sports car was an urban legend till the German automobile company proved it right. With the 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche exceeds the benchmark and goes beyond
By: Nikita Vivek Pawar
Posted on: November 1, 2019
“Change is easy. Improvement is far more difficult” - Ferdinand Porsche, founder of Porsche has said. Improving on a benchmark sportscar is not a child’s play. Porsche continues to out-do itself in almost every aspect one can think of. Aesthetic, style, performance, efficiency and luxury, Porsche makes it their motto to excel every time they come out with a new model.
The 2019 Cayenne, Cayenne Turbo nad Cayenne E-hybrid were made for heads to turn, for both the consumers as well as the critics. While with the Cayenne and Cayene Turbo, Porsche transcended the performance of its predecessors , Cayenne E-hybrid was a rather marvel to look at.
Powered by a 3.0 litre V6 engine with a single tourque charger with a boost strategy adopted from the 918 Spyder, Cayenne E-hybrid is powered to speed upto 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, giving the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, Range Rover Sport SVR and Maserati Levante a hard run for their money. The Cayenne E-hybrid offers three modes: Hybrid Auto, Sport and Sport+. The Sport+ mode gives the driver an experience of a true sports car.
The Cayenne, however, starts in the Electric mode only when completely charged. It would definitely take a toll on the performance, but with this Sportscar, it’s not that bad either. The Cayenne easily speeds up to 83 kmph in the electric mode. The excellent Porsche suspension tuning helps you forget the around 500 pounds weight of the car.
Spacing five people inside, the car exhibits luxurious interiors with a beautifully embedded 12.3 inch touch screen with enabled Porsche Communication Management (PCM) giving a rather arduous fight to the Mercedes Benz GLE550E. The Cayenne offers standard Apple CarPlay but does not support Android Auto - though talks are that Porsche might soon add it.
The exterior is a luxurious metalsheet of perfection with acid green accents in the wheels. Porsche is know for creating a quienessential balance between perfromance and luxury and it hits another milestone with the Cayenne E-hybrid.
Peter Vogel, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Sales Director of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE said, "No other model in the series surprises more than the Cayenne E-Hybrid. With its new standard Sport Chrono Package, optional sports exhaust system and four driving modes to choose from, this variant does not only stand for best-in-class performance but also real fun. With the Cayenne E-Hybrid, Porsche has redefined e-mobility with efficiency, connectivity and adrenaline."
Price: Cayenne - From $65,700 | Cayenne Turbo - From $124,600 | Cayenne E-hybrid - From $79,900