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Porsche adds ‘S E-Hybrid’ variant to 2024 Cayenne range, confirmed for Australia

Joins E-Hybrid and Turbo E-Hybrid variants with plug-in power

Porsche has announced the S E-Hybrid variant for the new 2024 Cayenne range, and it is available to order in Australia right now.

The 2024 Cayenne was unveiled back in April, and Porsche introduced the Turbo E-Hybrid high-performance variant in August. This S E-Hybrid slots in between the E-Hybrid and that Turbo E-Hybrid for the hybrid lineup.

It features a revised 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 engine paired with a 25.9kWh battery and 130kW electric motor plug-in hybrid system. Combined, the system belts out 382kW and 750Nm.

This level of grunt propels the big SUV from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.7 seconds, and onto a top speed of 263km/h. With plug-in hybrid technology, users can also drive on electric power alone, although a range figure hasn’t been mentioned. Porsche says it does offer “improved electric range” over any predecessor.

As standard, the new version will come with two-chamber air suspension with adaptive settings as standard, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels for the wagon body style and 21-inch RS Spyder Design wheels for the Cayenne Coupe model.

The new spec also welcomes the latest dash design with twin digital screens, a relocated gear selector up onto the dash, and an available third touch-screen on the passenger side.

In Australia, Cayenne S E-Hybrid models come with a panoramic roof, privacy glass, Power Steering Plus, Active Parking Support with surround-view cameras, head-up display, and 14-way power adjustable Comfort seats. A Bose surround sound system is also standard, with digital radio.

Porsche Australia says the new version is available to order now, with prices starting from $178,300 for the wagon and $185,100 for the Cayenne Coupe (excluding on-road costs). Local deliveries are scheduled to begin early in 2024.

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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