If you want the trappings of Porsche Cayenne ownership with the benefits a plug-in hybrid powertrain brings, the Turbo S E-Hybrid is overshadowed, at least in logical terms, by the £68,358 V6-engined Cayenne E-Hybrid. This slower-but-not-slow model not only costs roughly half as much as its pumped-up sibling but also packs a marginally longer electric driving range.
Equally, if it’s speed and V8 character you want, the regular Cayenne Turbo costs some £23,000 less than the S E-Hybrid and offers better luggage space. However, the top-ranking hybrid model is forecast to hold its value better than the regular Turbo, resulting in some parity if you’re planning on using a PCP deal.
As for practicalities, there are more capable alternatives elsewhere. One is the BMW X5 45e M Sport, whose £66,675 asking price looks good value in the context of its 389bhp output, fine dynamics and 51-mile electric range on the WLTP cycle.