Porsche planning second all-electric fastback - report

Porsche is reportedly putting together a business case for an all-electric liftback that's smaller and cheaper than the Taycan.

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Want an all-electric Porsche but don’t want an SUV, or can’t afford a Taycan? Stuttgart may soon have you covered.

Autocar reports word from insiders that Porsche is working on a business case for an all-electric liftback to rival the likes of the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4.

It would use the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) co-developed by Audi and Porsche, which will underpin the Audi A4 E-Tron and Q6 E-Tron, as well as the Porsche Macan EV.

The Porsche sedan would be built alongside the Macan EV at the company’s Leipzig plant in Germany and offer the choice of single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive electric powertrains.

“The modular nature of the PPE platform will allow us to extend our electric car line-up with a range of different models. It is engineered for standard and high ground clearance. A second sedan model is one possibility,” an engineer told Autocar.

Porsche is reportedly targeting a starting price of around £50,000 (A$91,779) in the UK.

The Taycan range currently opens at £70,690 (A$129,795), though that’s the price of the base, rear-wheel drive model that isn’t expected to touch down in Australia until 2022.

As for what it could be called, Porsche first trademarked the Cajun name in 2011, which fits in nicely with the likes of Cayenne, Taycan and Macan.

While there’s reportedly been no decision made on putting the car into production, Porsche announced in 2019 it was undertaking a €600 million (A$945 million) expansion of its Leipzig plant.

The factory, opened in 2002 to build the first Cayenne, will boast a new 75,500m2 body shop and support production of petrol, hybrid and all-electric models.

The Panamera and Macan are currently built there.

This new Porsche would be the seventh model line for the brand.

Its Audi counterpart, the A4 E-Tron, will reportedly be available in high-performance RS guise, pumping out 350kW of power and 800Nm from its electric powertrain.

That will put it in contention with the likes of the Tesla Model 3 Performance (358kW) and the upcoming BMW i4 M50 (390kW).

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