Several global cities are planning to ban fossil fueled cars. So, the European approach to gas-electric hybrids has been to add limited EV range while also using the electric motor to boost performance.  

Porsche’s latest V6 hybrid system for the Panamera, is proving the viability of this approach, which now evolves to a reengineered 2019 Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV. 

While output of the here, single-turbo 3.0-liter V6, remains about the same as before, the electric motor gets a 43-percent boost… up to 100 kw. The denser, 14.1 kilowatt hour battery has about 30-percent more capacity…extending electric range to 27-miles… almost twice as much as the previous Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Total system output climbs to 455 horsepower. An 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission sends all that power to all 4 wheels.

GARICK ZIKAN: “It would be easy to see this as just a more efficient version of a luxury utility… and the transition between power sources is seamless. But Porsche’s sport DNA is still very much part of the package… and now more than even. There’s a great shot of torque right off the line, it’s faster than before, and the gear shifts keep coming quickly, smoothly and forcefully.”

JOHN DAVIS: For the first time a head-up display is offered… so will Porsche InnoDrive. That technology can see about 2-miles down the road…  calculating gears and power sources. 

So Porsche takes another step in electrified driving… with a clear priority on total performance. The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid goes on sale early next year starting at just under $80,000. 


  • Engine: 3.0 liter
  • Horsepower: 455
  • Price: Starting at just under $80,000