Porsche fans looking to transport large families with an EV will soon be able to do so with a car bearing their favorite automobile logo. The German premium brand is prepping a seven-seater electric crossover that will rival the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV for a 2027 release.
Sources say the new EV will be nothing like the company has ever done. It will be longer than 5m and is a cross between a saloon and a crossover.
The upcoming EV, codenamed K1, has been described by CEO Oliver Blume as a sporting interpretation of an SUV, according to AutoCar.
The K1 will sit atop Porsche’s growing line-up, which has seven models. It will offer all-wheel drive powered by the latest electric motors and a high-performance battery with rapid-charging tech.
People familiar with the development say buyers can expect to pay well above the £150,500 Porsche charges for the ICE Cayenne Turbo GT.
The K1 has reportedly been in development for three years, and Porsche is hoping to consolidate on the success of the Cayenne and Macan, its best-selling models for the last two decades. It expects the new K1 to be popular in North America and China, thanks to its sportiness and utility.
There is no clue yet as to the K1’s design. However, insiders claim it has the standard Porsche short bonnet and steeply raked windscreen, and curved roof. It will have adjustable ground clearance. It was supposed to sit on Volkswagen’s Scalable Systems Platform or SSP Sport. However, due to delays, the K1 may use the Premium Platform Electric (PPE).
Porsche is targeting 80% of its sales to be electric by the end of the decade. It confirmed a sporty hybrid of the iconic 911 is in the works. The brand reached the 100,000th mark for the Taycan EV last November.