Porsche Expected to Release a Range-Topping Electric Family Hauler in 2027

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Porsche is going electric, shifting decades of motorsport and engineering knowledge to completely novel propulsion systems and platforms. The Taycan arrived in 2020 with mind-bending performance, and we’ve seen spy images of an electric 718, so it’s not a huge surprise to learn that the automaker is planning an electric seven-seat SUV to compete with the latest and greatest from Mercedes and BMW. 

Autocar reported that Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said the vehicle is “a very sporting interpretation of an SUV.” Like the Taycan, the upcoming model will be a high-end flagship, as Autocar says it will slot into the lineup above the long-running Cayenne. Porsche hopes the K1, as it’s called internally, will help it appeal to luxury- and SUV-hungry buyers in North America and China.

The K1 is expected to share Porsche’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) with the electric Macan, due next year. The automaker will refine the platform ahead of the SUV’s arrival in 2027 with lessons it learned from the Mission R concept car. 

A 920-volt electric system is rumored to enable faster charging times than any EV on sale today. The K1 is expected to get oil cooling for its electric motors to preserve performance during hard driving. 

We don’t know the K1’s price or exact release date but expect a 2027 release with a price tag north of $150,000. 

[Image: Porsche]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • VoGhost VoGhost on Feb 06, 2023

    Finally! The minivan that Porsche owners have been clamoring for all these years?

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Feb 06, 2023

    Isn't that the Cayenne?

  • Bobby D'Oppo Bobby D'Oppo on Feb 07, 2023

    I won't pretend that yet another earth-splitting land barge is the type of product that speaks to me, but I do think it's worth anticipating some impressive refinements from a new range-topping "volume" model from Porsche. Will it be enough to alleviate the pain of the combustion-powered Boxster twins' looming demise? Hopefully the answer is "Yes!" for Porsche's shareholders, because for me it's a stretch.

  • RHD RHD on Feb 08, 2023

    Long-range high-performance Panamera... that would be a fantastic vehicle, and would sell very well, at least to those who could afford it. The future is bright, even if TTAC naysayers try to crap on everything.