Porsche dealers are reporting that the company is preparing a new large crossover. The model will rise a notch above the Cayenne and lead the brand’s collection.
RBC-Ukraine Auto reports this with a link to Automotive News.
The older brother of the Cayenne will receive a three-row layout and a more “rectangular” silhouette. Details about the new car remain hazy. But the novelty may appear on the market not earlier than the second half of the decade in the form of a plug-in hybrid. The crossover is likely to receive the same new modular platform as the upcoming Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga.
The Landjet is a three-row, seven-seater vehicle being developed as part of the Audi Project Artemis. The electric version of the crossover is supposed to be able to travel up to 700 km on a single battery charge and demonstrate the best that the Volkswagen Group engineering school is capable of today.
According to a company spokesman, Porsche is always open to new ideas and the launch of new models in previously unexplored segments. The German automaker has shown this in the past with the Cayenne in 2002 and the Macan in 2013.
Moreover, the new crossovers allow the company to attract a young audience. The average age of Porsche coupe and roadster owners is 60, while the average age of crossover owners is only 38.