Porsche New Flagship Electric SUV To Launch BY 2025
Porsche has started developing a brand-new, entirely electric SUV that will sit above the Cayenne. This new SUV will compete with the BMW iX and will be built on the Scalable Systems Chassis (SSP) architecture, a specialized electric car platform that will be utilized by a number of different Volkswagen Group brands.
In a long-term platform strategy update, delivered by Porsche chairman Oliver Blume, the plans for the new SUV were unveiled. This vehicle will be manufactured at the German automaker’s Leipzig manufacturing facility. The shared SSP platform that will underpin the next third-generation Porsche Panamera and second-generation Porsche Taycan was also made known.
The Porsche New Flagship Electric SUV’s pricing, which is expected to be more than that of the Porsche Macan and Porsche Cayenne when it goes into production in the second half of this decade, is being kept under wraps. Thoughts had it being the unidentified vehicle displayed as a design model during a presentation to a group of North American Porsche dealers in the latter part of last year. Porsche’s existing model lineup, which consists of the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Macan, Cayenne, Panamera, and Taycan, will gain a seventh model line with the arrival of the new SUV.
Blume released the specifications for the new SUV in addition to the engineering lead being given to Porsche for the SSP architecture’s new Sport variant.
The Volkswagen Trinity, a liftback that would compete with the Tesla Model 3 and likely be marketed under the ID 4 Saloon brand, is scheduled to be on sale in 2025. The Volkswagen Trinity will use the new platform that Porsche designed for electric vehicles as its “backbone”
High-performance electric motors and battery components will be among the SSP Sport’s primary innovations, following a similar strategy to that of Mercedes-Benz and its AMG performance car division. Additionally, a 350kW charging capacity and an 800V electric design are anticipated.
Porsche‘s upcoming SUV is expected to be built on the SSP Sport architecture, but Blume’s presentation on the company’s long-term platform strategy update revealed that the upcoming electric versions of the Macan and Cayenne will be built on the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture, which will debut with the release of the Audi Q6 E-tron.
In a move that will pair it with the second-generation Taycan, Porsche also disclosed that the upcoming Panamera will switch to electric power. Although it is rumored that Porsche would continue with both models, it is not yet known if they will be offered separately or combined into one. It’s interesting that the timing of this latest revelation coincides with the appearance of camouflaged Panamera prototypes during winter testing, which sparked rumors of a combustion-engine replacement. However, it now seems that a thorough overhaul to extend the sedan’s lifecycle is more plausible.
The J1 electric platform, created by Porsche and Audi in collaboration, serves as the foundation for the first-generation Taycan we see today.
The Panamera’s conversion to electric power raises the possibility that Porsche’s Leipzig plant may eventually produce up to four electric vehicles, two of which will be based on two different platforms: the Macan and Cayenne on the PPE and the Panamera and a new SUV on the SSP Sport.