The Porsche Macan should be retired this year and make way for an all-new, all-electric model. The Macan Electric is not Porsche's only electric SUV. An electric car will eventually replace the Cayenne, and we now seem to be seeing the first visual evidence of that.
Later than originally planned, Porsche will launch an all-electric successor to the Macan this year. Initially, Porsche was going to deliver the electric Macan alongside the current model equipped with combustion engines, but that will not happen. Porsche has now highlighted the electric Macan several times, and the stunning concept we present to you in this article looks very similar. However, there are indications that this may not be a Macan, but rather an electric Cayenne.
The electric successor to the Cayenne is one of Porsche's new electric cars. The Taycan – in all its guises – is Porsche's only electric car currently, but a full range of them will be added in the coming years. For example, there is an electric successor to the 718 family in 2025, and about a year ago Porsche indicated that the Cayenne would also have an electric successor. We do not know exactly when that will come. It is certain that it will not appear before 2025 in any case.
The prototype wrapped in these images appears to be an early test example of the electric Macan. But appearances are deceiving. The track width of this concept is clearly wider than that of the Macan Electric, which is reflected, among other things, in the sawn and widened wheel arches. We also get the impression that the windshield is at a slightly different angle to that of the electric Macan, although that may be an optical illusion. For now, we assume the electric Macan is based on a variant of the PPE platform jointly developed by Porsche and Audi. Audi will soon apply this to the A6 e-tron and Q6 e-tron, and Porsche to the Macan electric car. This would immediately explain why Porsche brought in the electric Cayenne and electric Macan for early testing. The electric Cayenne will eventually replace the entire Cayenne family, although it's not unlikely that a combustion-engined variant could still be available for a while.
By the way, Porsche's lineup of electric SUVs doesn't just consist of the electric Macan and Cayenne. The manufacturer has already confirmed that a third electric SUV is in the works. It will be one size larger than the Cayenne EV and will be logically placed above it. As far as we know, this electric SUV will be on the new SSP sports platform.
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