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Porsche has said it will lead development of a performance version platform called SSP Sport, which will underpin the next Panamera and Taycan, as well as an unnamed “new fully electric luxury SUV model”.

Ultimately, Porsche will shift all of its SUV and saloon models to the PPE and there will be “a bespoke architecture for two-door sports cars”.

Porsche said in its prospectus that “the launch of the SSP Sport will not depend on other SSP platforms developed by the Volkswagen Group”, indicating that it will move at its own speed in future, possibly because it plans to separate from the rest of the group on software strategy.

Porsche has said it expects more than 50% of cars delivered in 2025 to be electrified, rising to 80% fully electric by 2030.

Last year, EVs (all of them Taycan derivatives) comprised 14% of Porsche sales, while plug-in hybrids took 11%.

The Macan EV will use a similar 800V electrical architecture to the Taycan “with improvements in range”, said Porsche.

Porsche started testing the SUV in May 2021. It will be built at its Leipzig factory, where the petrol Macan is produced. 

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