While the current generation Porsche Cayenne is likely to receive a facelift next year, reports are speculating about its successor, the fourth-generation 2025 Porsche Cayenne which could arrive towards the end of 2024.
According to a report from Auto Week that was published in April, the big news is a pure EV variant on the 2025 Cayenne. Autoweek says that the former chief of the Taycan project, Stefan Weckbach, is moving to take charge of the Cayenne project, indicating that an EV is in the pipeline as part of the renewal of Porsche’s best-seller, which in its fourth year on the market, posted a 12 percent sales increase, with 44,050 units delivered (H1 2021).
This would also be in line with Porsche’s strategy announced on March 19 during its earnings report. The brand said that it would target a CO2 neutral balance for 2030, which involves many initiatives and investments, and the notable ones are that in 2025, half of all new Porsche vehicles sold will have an electric motor, and in 2030 more than 80% of new vehicles will be electric. For reference, 40 percent of Porsches delivered in Europe this year were full or partial electric (PHEV).
2025 Porsche Cayenne to use PPE with SSP modules?
There’s little doubt that the electric 2025 Porsche Cayenne would ride on the PPE (Premium platform electric) architecture jointly developed with Audi. The first user of the new BEV architecture will be the 2022 Porsche Macan which will debut next year and co-exist with its combustion counterpart. The platform will then generate the Audi Q6 e-tron, a mechanical cousin to the electric Macan.
According to Audi, the PPE is similar to the parent VW Group’s MEB but allows greater performance parameters and outputs. Significantly, the PPE supports up to 800V and can allow for 350 kW fast charging. A rear-mounted electric motor is standard, and a second motor for the front axle with AWD capability will be on offer as an option. Torque vectoring, all-wheel steering, air suspension system, and a low floor height for greater interior packaging are other key points of the PPE as outlined by Audi.
There is speculation in the media that the Porsche Cayenne EV could be technically related to the first Audi Artemis project. If true, like the Audi model, it could make use of some SSP platform modules. After all, the SSP is the successor to the PPE platform. Project Artemis, arriving in 2025, will use significant SSP modules, and it will be the first model to do so.
A slide of Markus Duesmann’s presentation from the New Auto event in July (above) shows how Volkswagen Group plans to use the modules of the Audi Artemis in other models, including Porsche EVs. Duesmann is the CEO of Audi, but he is also responsible for R&D at the parent company.
We should hear more about the electric 2025 Porsche Cayenne in the months to come.
2025 Porsche Cayenne FAQs
What is the release date of the 2025 Porsche Cayenne EV?
The 2025 Porsche Cayenne is likely to debut in the second half of 2024.
What are the rivals to the 2025 Porsche Cayenne?
What is the price of the 2025 Porsche Cayenne EV?
Prices for the Porsche Cayenne electric should start from about USD 90,000.
Featured image: A sketch of the Porsche Cayenne, courtesy Porsche