The Porsche-SUV-range-topper is internally codenamed K1.
Its profile will be part SUV, part sedan.
The Porsche Taycan has convinced only those who know little about the brand that the premium sports car maker is ready for the EV game. It set the tone and expectations for all other EVs to come from the Stuttgart-based car company but their big premium SUV, known as the K1, may shock everyone.
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Once the all-electric Porsche Macan launches next year, followed by the new electric 718 Boxster and Cayman, and a potential electric Cayenne in 2026, the automaker will drop its largest vehicle ever in the yet-unnamed three-row electric SUV.
The big K1 will sit above the Macan and Cayenne and is expected to be assembled on an upgraded version of the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). According to Autocar, new developments related to the upgrade will be a 920V electric system for even faster charging, a cell-to-chassis 100 kWh+ battery pack layout for added structural integrity and a WLTP range in excess of 435 miles in its most efficient form.
The super electric SUV will probably have more in common visually with the Taycan Cross Turismo than the Cayenne and like the former, will be equipped for serious off-roading as well as speed. The AWD vehicle will feature a height-adjustable air suspension for added ground clearance, electronically controlled four-wheel steering, an electronic differential with torque-vectoring capabilities, and much more.
Based on all this and the report, the base price should start in Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT territory, or over $200,000 CDN.