Porsche to launch cheaper electric sedan compared to TaycanJune 2, 2021
The new German electric car will be a brother of the future Audi A4 E-Tron.
The new sedan will be built on the basis of the Premium Platform Electric, which was announced three years ago. Specialists from Porsche and Audi took part in its development. The first production vehicles on this base will be the next generation Q6 E-Tron and Macan. They will be released in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
While Audi is working on an A4 E-Tron without an internal combustion engine to fit below the E-Tron GT, Porsche is planning its own version as a cheaper alternative to the Taycan. Autocar has reliable sources that the people from Zuffenhausen are planning to follow the Tesla Model 3 and the upcoming BMW i4, but the new electric sedan has yet to be approved.
PPE has previously been described as more sophisticated than MEB, offering all-wheel steering and air suspension, not to mention support for 350kW fast charging. In the case of a potential electric Porsche, there will be single and twin-engined versions with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, respectively.
Autocar says the company can dust off the “Cajun” plaque, which was originally a trademark 10 years ago. Since the Sub-Taycan hasn’t even been approved by Porsche management yet, it’s unlikely that a production version will arrive before 2025.
The electric sedan could be built at the company’s plant in Leipzig. It should undermine the value of the rear-wheel drive Taycan. There is also talk of an electric Cayenne, but it will be released later this decade.
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