2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Review

The German luxury car manufacturer is working on the new model 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid. This company is popular for producing cars with innovative technologies, sporty designs and ensuring sustainability at the same time. The Porsche has worked towards the electrified future for quite some time.

Talking about its most admired Cayenne, in the year 2002, the Porsche build this SUV that became a best-seller. In 2010, the Cayenne became available with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain, which was successful. The Porsche also offers hybrid versions of its Cayenne and Panamera, with other models soon to follow.

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is a legendary Porsche sports car performance with SUV utility, hybrid efficiency and all-condition capability. The automaker describes this vehicle as three cars in one: a sports car, an SUV and a car suitable for touring over vast distances.

2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid front

2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid – Design and Safety Features

There are some changes between this generation and the predecessor. The 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is longer, leaner and has a dynamic new character. This hybrid model is agile and sharp where many rivals are soft and stodgy. Its most recognizable features are a long, sculpted hood, cab-rearward silhouette, and piercing LED lights. Each headlight embodies four LED beams that sparkle in the low light and add a decorative touch during the day.

The Porsche also offers optional 21-inch Porsche 911 Turbo design wheels that house acid green brake calipers.

The rear of the Cayenne sees the most visual changes including tail lights that aren’t only sleeker but more modern as well. The upper body line makes a more dominating presence and the lower body line sits a bit higher on the doors.

Inside the 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is similar to the latest Panamera luxury car. Equipped with a leather-lined cabin, infotainment with navigation, and its 12.3-inch HD touchscreen is far more impressive, with large icons that you can hit accurately even on the move.

Its safety features also include lane-keeping assistance, traffic-sign recognition, a night-vision camera, a 360-degree bird’s-eye camera and adaptive cruise control.

2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid interior

Engine Specs of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

The 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will have a 3.0-liter supercharged six-cylinder engine and an electric motor. That combination will deliver 416 hp and 435 pound-feet of torque. A permanent all-wheel drive system and an added weight of a 10.8-kWh lithium-ion battery will go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The EPA’s estimate of the electric-only range is 14 miles.

Its top speed is limited to 151 mph. The fuel economy of the Cayenne S E-Hybrid rates at 47 mpg combined with the electric motor, and 22 mpg combined while using the gasoline engine only.

2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid side

Pricing and Availability

Finally, the all new 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid’s first customer deliveries are due in April 2018. The standard Cayenne S E-Hybrid is priced at $78,700 whereas the Platinum Edition costs $81,600.

Summing it up

This gas-electric powertrain gives short bursts of performance and enhances fuel efficiency, adding versatility to an already class-leading crossover. The competitors of the 2018 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be the BMW X5 xDrive 40e and also the Volvo XC90 T8.

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