Porsche plugs in - nothing sells like an SUV, and bigger is better, obviously
How the rest of Stuttgart’s line-up is embracing EV
ELECTRIC 718 TWINS
While the 992.2 only partly electrifies, the next-generation 718s – the Cayman and Boxster – will feature pure-electric versions. The e-718 models will come ‘by the middle of the decade’ according to CEO Oliver Blume, and will ‘run in parallel’ to likely the last line of small Porsche sports cars with engines. Our intel suggests Taycan-inspired design details inside and out and twin-motor options with up to 400bhp at the very least. Packaging is likely to be inspired by the Mission R and GT4 e-Performance.
Who had ‘seven-seat EV’ on their Porsche new-model bingo card? Not us. A new large SUV, currently codenamed K1, is to sit above Cayenne and will launch from 2026 as the marque digs deeper into the luxury end of the market. It’ll use the VW Group’s new SSP battery-electric architecture, with K1 getting the sharpest, most performance-orientated SSP Sport configuration. Worried? Fear not, says Blume: ‘It’s a new vehicle concept, but it’ll have the classic Porsche flyline and impressive performance.’
The SUV that pulled the brand from the brink in the early 2000s powers on, and it’s been given a major technical refresh. The latest E-Hybrid version can do a claimed 56 miles on electric power, and the Turbo GT remains as rabid as ever – even if it’s no longer coming to Europe. The interior’s made a big technological leap, with Taycan tech and a plethora of screens. And your family and friends can now watch movies and stream content on the new front passenger display. Launches in July.