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Porsche confirms new flagship electrical SUV | Autocar India

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The BMW iX rivalling-Porsche SUV will sit on a bespoke SSP Sports activities platform that shall be shared with the next-gen Taycan and Panamera EV.

Porsche has begun work on an all-new full-electric SUV that it plans to place above the Cayenne. This new SUV will rival the BMW iX and shall be based mostly on a brand new ‘Sport’ variant of the Scalable Methods Platform (SSP) structure – a devoted electrical automobile platform set for use by various completely different manufacturers throughout the Volkswagen Group.

  • New Porsche SUV to rival BMW iX
  • Will share platform with next-gen Taycan, Panamera EV
  • Similar platform shall be used for different VW Group automobiles

New Porsche flagship SUV to be priced above Cayenne

Plans for the brand new SUV, which shall be produced on the German carmaker’s Leipzig manufacturing facility, have been revealed in a long-term platform technique replace supplied by Porsche chairman Oliver Blume. Additionally revealed was the truth that the upcoming third-generation Porsche Panamera and second-generation Porsche Taycan shall be based mostly on the identical SSP platform.

Additional particulars of the brand new SUV, which is about to be priced above the Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne when it sees manufacturing through the latter half of the last decade, stay underneath wraps. Nonetheless, solutions are that it could possibly be the unidentified automobile proven as a design mannequin in a presentation to a bunch of North American Porsche sellers late final yr. The brand new SUV will introduce a seventh mannequin line to the Porsche line-up, which at present contains the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Macan, Cayenne, Panamera and Taycan.   

SSP Sport structure to underpin Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini EVs

Aside from revealing the plans for the brand new SUV, Blume disclosed that Porsche has been granted the engineering lead for the brand new Sport variant of the SSP structure.

The brand new Porsche-developed electrical automobile platform attracts on the “spine” of the usual SSP construction, which is about to make its debut in 2025 with the launch of the manufacturing model of the Volkswagen Trinity – a Tesla Mannequin 3-rivalling liftback more likely to be offered underneath the ID four Saloon title.

Among the many SSP Sport’s key developments shall be high-performance electrical motors and battery parts, in a method much like that set to be undertaken by Mercedes-Benz and its AMG efficiency automobile division. Additionally it is anticipated to help an 800V electrical structure and 350kW charging. Our sister journal, Autocar UK has been advised that the identical platform shall be utilized by upcoming electrical fashions deliberate by Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini.

Whereas Porsche’s new SUV is about to be based mostly on the SSP Sport structure, Blume’s long-term platform technique replace presentation confirmed that upcoming electrical variations of the Macan and Cayenne will sit on the PPE (Premium Platform Electrical) structure that is on account of make its first look with the launch the Audi Q6 E-tron.

Subsequent-gen Panamera to go electrical

Porsche additionally revealed that the subsequent Panamera is about to go electrical, in a transfer that can twin it with the second-generation Taycan. Whether or not each fashions shall be offered alongside one another or amalgamated into one mannequin has not but been confirmed, though solutions are that Porsche will proceed with each fashions. Intriguingly, this newest announcement comes shortly after camouflaged Panamera prototypes have been noticed winter testing, prompting hypothesis of a combustion-engined alternative – though it seems now that an intensive replace to get the sedan to the top of its lifecycle is extra possible.

Right now’s first-generation Taycan relies on the J1 electrical platform developed by Porsche in partnership with Audi.

Information of the Panamera’s swap to electrical energy suggests Porsche’s Leipzig plant will produce as much as 4 electrical fashions based mostly on two platforms sooner or later: Macan and Cayenne on the PPE and the Panamera and new SUV on the SSP Sport.

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