Porshe Macan, Cayenne gaining electric variants

Porsche will make a final decision 2018. if it will produce full battery-electric and coupe versions of its Cayenne and Macan crossovers or not.

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said at an auto show event here that the company will present its next electromobility project in the first half of 2018.

That second project will be an electric sedan, sports tipe based on the Mission E concept that will get its place in 2019.

“We have to check if it makes sense for Porsche to come with an SUV,” said Blume. “But the so-called Mission E isn’t going to be the last project in electromobility. We will continue. That’s very, very clear.”

Porsche executives said there’s a possibility for an electric version of the Macan compact crossover

The regular Macan will be redesigned in 2022. Porsche will also be developing a coupe body style for the Macan that likely would arrive as an EV in 2021 or 2022.

Blume acknowledged the potential for coupe variants of the Macan and Cayenne midsize crossover. Porsche will decide in 2018 if it will commit to the coupe-style crossovers, or no.

“There might be opportunities for the future,” Blume said. “But it always depends on the volume behind it. We analyze each segment, and where we will have an opportunity, we will take the opportunity.”

Porsche will probably develope another variant coupe for the Cayenne that could arrive at the begining of 2019. It would give Porsche a rival for the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.


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