In the after-effects of emissions scandal, Volkswagen is strongly pursuing a policy of electrification throughout its lineup. Definitely with the eponymous VW brand name, now it seems likewise with the other brands under the business umbrella. A new report says Porsche might be establishing an all-electric SUV around the size of the Macan. This is based on a quote from Porsche sales chief Detlev von Platen, who stated, “We have other concepts beyond the Mission E. The top-selling Macan is obviously a model line that we can think of [for electrification.]
Porsche’s approach and viewpoint toward electrification stands in plain contrast to Ferrari, which has actually sworn to keep internal combustion engines for its automobiles until it is basically forced to go electric by regulatory mandate. Porsche revealed its Mission E concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, a high-performance electrical four-door that few would observe as the automaker’s answer to the Tesla Model S, a car that has interrupted the premium sedan sector.
There will be limited production of Porsche 918 hybrid, it is the brand’s performance flagship, integrating a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine with an electrical drivetrain for a combined output of over 800 hp and 940 lb-ft of torque. Both the Panamera sedan and Cayenne SUV are provided with plug-in hybrid drivetrains.