New Porsche K1 electric SUV previewed
New Porsche K1 electric SUV will be the brand's first seven-seater – here's everything we know about it so far...
On sale 2027 | Price from £190,000 (est)
Players of the ancient sport of handball may have a vested interest in the upcoming Porsche K1. You see, each handball team features a total of seven players – and that’s exactly how many the K1 will be able to carry.
In fact, the all-electric K1 will be Porsche’s first seven-seater, and will sit above the Macan and Cayenne (pictured below) SUVs – both of which will already have gone fully electric by the time the K1 arrives – in the German brand’s range.
Although we haven’t yet seen official pictures, Porsche engineers say the model will have a relatively short bonnet, a steeply raked windscreen and a curved roof that extends to an even curvier tailgate. Expect an overall length of more than five metres – similar to rivals such as the BMW iX and Mercedes EQS SUV, as well as the upcoming electric Range Rover. Air suspension will allow the K1 to raise or lower itself according to your needs, while four-wheel steering should help it to feel more agile than its size would suggest.
The K1 will share its underpinnings with the upcoming Macan EV, due to arrive in 2024. One of the advantages of these underpinnings is a 920-volt electrical system, enabling ultra-fast charging. If you manage to find a suitably beefy charging point, then, expect a 10-80% top-up to take less time than the 20 minutes required to do the same in Porsche’s Taycan performance car.
Although most technical details surrounding the K1 are still under wraps, it’s expected to feature a battery with a usable capacity of more than 100kWh, allowing for a range of more than 435 miles between charges. That’s enough to get you from London to Manchester and back without stopping, and more than any current rival. Versions with single and dual electric motors are expected, with range-topping models eclipsing the maximum 751bhp output of the current Taycan Turbo S.
Inside, there’ll be seating for up to seven people in a traditional three-row layout. Drivers will find a large virtual instrument display that can be configured to showcase everything from the sat-nav map to journey data, while a separate infotainment screen will control most other functions.
Given the K1’s range-topping status and inherently expensive electric technology, it’s likely to start from around £190,000. In order to put one on your driveway, then, you might need to win a few handball championships.
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