Porsche to launch plug-in hybrid version of Cayenne at Paris Motor Show

Part of the entirely restyled Cayenne family, the plug-in hybrid version of Porsche’s premium SUV will be unveiled in a world premiere at the Paris Motor Show which debuts October 4th 2014. The model will share the spotlight on the Porsche stand with two other hybrids: the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid features a 333hp V6 engine paired with a 95hp electric motor, which allows the SUV to travel 36km in all-electric mode. Porsche announces 0 to 100km/h acceleration in just 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 243km/h.

The battery charges in just two and a half hours through an industrial power outlet, or just under four hours through a standard outlet.

Altogether, five versions of the Cayenne will go on sale just after the Paris Motor Show: the Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel and, for the first time, Cayenne S E-Hybrid (plug-in).

Prices are expected to range from US$86,000 for the Cayenne Diesel to €130,000 for the Turbo version. The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is expected to sell for around US$105,000.