Porsche luxury seven-seater electric car to launch in 2027 – report
porsche prepare to launch the largest, most practical and most luxurious car.
car reports Porsche is working on a high-tech luxury seven-seat electric SUV, codenamed K1, which CEO Oliver Blume describes as “a very sporty version of an SUV”.
According to the report, the SUV will stretch more than 5 meters and have a “saloon and crossover” styling.
It is expected to join the brand’s lineup in 2027, after replacing an electric 718 Boxster/Cayman in 2025 and an electric Cayenne slated for a 2026 launch, and will play the role. is a rival to seven-seater cars like Mercedes EQS . SUV.
Key attributes reportedly include a unique silhouette with a short bonnet – by Porsche standards – as well as a sloping windshield and curved roofline that extends into a liftback-style tailgate.
The K1’s off-road capabilities will be aided by a sophisticated air suspension that has multiple settings.
It will also include an electronic differential to provide torque vectoring to each individual rear wheel, and an electronically controlled four-wheel steering system that will provide a five-degree turn to the rear wheels for increased ability. mobile.
It is anticipated that the new vehicle will be based on Premium Platform Electric (PPE) which will underpin upcoming electric vehicles. Macanslated to launch in 2024 and is said to be built alongside it at Porsche’s Leipzig plant in Germany.
The K1 was previously scheduled to sit on a version of Porsche’s Volkswagen Group Scalable Systems Platform, known as the SSP Sport, but Volkswagen later confirmed the delay to the idea. bamboo.
Porsche is said to be developing an upgrade to its PPE platform, expected to be completed by the time the K1 launches, that includes a 920V electrical system to provide faster charging and cooler oil. for electric motors.
The updated PPE architecture is said to incorporate the developments previewed with the Mission R 2021 concept.
It’s unclear what battery pack the K1 will have but it is expected to adopt an umbrella-to-chassis layout with 100 kWh of energy capacity and a WLTP range of 700 km.
car reports the K1’s starting price could be three times that of the entry-level Cayenne.
The automaker targets the K1 mainly in the US and Chinese markets.
Porsche plans to have electric vehicles account for more than 80% of its total sales by 2030.
Porsche SUVs currently account for just under 60% of the brand’s total global sales.
The brand’s best-selling product locally in 2022 is the Macan with sales of 2737 units, followed by the Cayenne with sales of 1581 units. Porsche sold a total of 5608 vehicles in Australia last year.