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Porsche planning seven-seat electric K1 SUV to sit above the Cayenne, set to arrive in 2027


The first Porsche SUV to sit on the new SSP platform is set to have a range of around 700km and new 920-volt electric architecture

The Porsche Cayenne could be getting a bigger electric sibling with seven seats and an electric heart. 

Internally called the K1, the seven-seat SUV will be coming to market sometime around 2027 according to reports from a recent Porsche conference. 

While we haven’t seen the SUV in the flesh just yet, Porsche says the K1 will be a more sports-orientated vehicle. Think of it like a lifted Porsche Taycan with more practicality and off-road capability. 

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT 2022
The new Porsche model will be bigger than the current Cayenne

The future K1 electric SUV could be a competitor for the likes of the luxury-focused BMW iX and the upcoming Polestar 3

The K1 follows on from the news that the Cayenne will get an electric variant in 2026 while the electric versions of the Cayman and Boxster sports cars are due to debut around 2025. 

Porsche plans to deliver an 80 percent electric lineup by 2030. 

2024 Polestar 3 rear 3/4 on road
The Porsche K1 could compete with the upcoming Polestar 3 SUV

What do we know so far about the Porsche K1?

Porsche has stated that the future Porsche K1 will be the first model to be built upon the Volkswagen Group’s Scalable Systems Platform (SSP Sport). 

The new SSP platform is said to offer more performance than the PPE architecture underpinning cars such as the upcoming Macan EV. 

Porsche Macan EV 2024 spy shot
The Porsche Macan EV is also set for release soon

UK outlet Autocar has reported that the K1 car is rumoured to use a 920-volt electrical system that would allow faster charging, rather than the PPE’s 800-volt system. 

We expect the new K1 SUV to use a battery pack of at least 100kWh capacity or more, providing a range of around 700km, however further information about powertrain and batteries is yet to be revealed.

Also likely is a dual-motor four-wheel drive system, four-wheel steering and an electronic rear differential.