There will be a 'cheaper' electric sedan below Porsche Taycan: Report

Updated Jun 03, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s reportedly going to be called the Cajun.

The Porsche Taycan, which was released locally last year, is undoubtedly one of the most desirable high-performance electric cars in the market today. It’s sleek, comfy, agile, and powerful. However, it comes with a hefty price tag.

A picture of a white Porsche Taycan

A very cool and highly capable car like the Taycan comes with a price

According to Autocar however, Porsche, together with Audi, has been working on something that can be considered as a more affordable sedan that will sit below the Taycan in terms of price and specs. On that note, it’s going to drive straight into the ever-competitive global market for electric-powered sedans, and of course it will be butting heads with Tesla’s many sedan models.

Now just like how the Toyota 86 is related to the Subaru BRZ, this upcoming Porsche model is going to be a platform sibling with the upcoming Audi A4 E-Tron. Regarding the platform they’re using, it's dubbed as the Premium Platform Electric, which as the name implies, is designed from the ground up for electric vehicles. It will also feature air suspension, all-wheel steering, fast charging, among others.

The Premium Platform Electric being developed by Audi

Audi's Premium Platform Electric

The report also added that the future Porsche model will either have a single motor rear-wheel-drive variant, and a more powerful and sportier all-wheel-drive dual-motor variant. We can’t find any output figures for this future model yet, but as a Porsche, we’re hoping that it will also have the power to titillate a driver’s senses.

With regards to how it will look, that too is unknown at this point. Then again, we’re hoping that despite being based on a platform developed by Audi, this future model will retain the same athletic and elegant signature design typical of a Porsche model.

A picture of the Porsche Taycan on a European road

We're also speculating that it might look a bit like a "mini Taycan"

And as a side note, the same source also said that this Porsche sedan will be bearing the name of “Cajun.” If you remember, this was supposedly the name of an SUV that’s a more agile, smaller version of the Cayenne. Instead, it ended up using the “Macan” nameplate.

For more exciting rumors from the automotive industry, as well as the latest car news and car reviews, keep it here on Philkotse.com.

Know more about Porsche Taycan 2021

Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is the German carmaker’s first fully electric luxury sports car packed with the latest features. Outside, this sleek automobile offered in a four-door sedan/saloon and a 5-door station wagon flaunts the perfect amount of coolness and sophistication that will surely make heads turn. Inside it is filled with contemporary details that guarantee comfort, convenience, and safety. Locally, it is offered in three variants: the Porsche Taycan 4S, the Porsche Taycan Turbo, and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. It is available in Black, White, Jet Black Metallic, Carrera White Metallic, Frozen Blue Mica Metallic, Vulcano Grey Metallic, Dolomite Silver Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic, Kaemin Red, and Mamba Green Metallic.

Price available upon request

Explore
Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

View more