2025 Porsche Cayenne likely to offer pure EV variant – Report

While the current generation Porsche Cayenne is getting ready for its facelift, which is expected next year, reports have started speculating about its successor, the fourth generation 2025 Porsche Cayenne which is expected towards end of 2024.

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid front quarters
The present Cayenne is already available as a PHEV, and the facelift and next-gen model will continue offering it with improved electric range. Image: Porsche

The big news is a pure EV variant on the 2025 Cayenne, according to a report from Auto Week. 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 planned in the renewal of Porsche’s best seller which witnessed sales of 92,860 units last year.

This would also be inline 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 per cent of new vehicles will be electric. For reference, a third of Porsches delivered in Europe last year were full or partial electric (PHEV), and worldwide, this was 17 per cent.

2025 Porsche Cayenne on the PPE Platform

No doubt, the electric 2025 Porsche Cayenne would ride on the PPE (Premium platform electric) architecture which is being jointly developed by Porsche and Audi. The first user of the new BEV architecture will be the 2022 Porsche Macan which is expected towards the end of this year, and will co-exist with its combustion counterpart. The platform will then generate the Audi Q6 e-tron, a mechanical cousin to the electric Macan.

2019 Porsche Macan testing
The first member on the PPE will be the new e-Macan which should be unveiled this year. Image: Porsche

According to Audi, the PPE is similar to 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 though a second motor for the front axle with AWD capability will be on offer.

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. We should be hearing 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 expected to be revealed in the second half of 2024.

What are the rivals to the 2025 Porsche Cayenne?

Key rivals will include the Mercedes EQS SUV and the upcoming electric Range Rover.

What is the price of the 2025 Porsche Cayenne EV?

Prices for the Porsche Cayenne electric should start from about USD 80,000.

Featured image: A sketch of the Porsche Cayenne, courtesy Porsche