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Spy Shots: Porsche Continues Development of K1 Electric SUV

By SEMA News Editors

Porsche plans to launch a new electric SUV, likely named K1, in 2027, and SEMA News sources in Germany recently caught an early look at a prototype.

According to sources, the K1 will have a coupe-like design, strong performance and automated driving features to compete with the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV and the BMW iX. The K1 will be Porsche's most unique production car yet, with a length exceeding 16 ft. and a blend of sedan and crossover features, insiders said. 

Porsche K1 Electric SUV

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume described it as a sporty SUV with a typical Porsche look and advanced technology. Once released, the K1 will be Porsche's sixth EV, following the Taycan, a new electric Macan, and electric Boxster and Cayman models. Porsche aims to have more than 80% electric vehicles by 2030.

The K1 will feature a unique silhouette, air suspension and off-road capabilities, sources said, and will be the first car on Porsche's SSP Sport platform, offering more performance than the PPE architecture. The K1 is expected to have an advanced electrical system, oil cooling for its motors and a battery pack with more than 100-kWh capacity and an estimated range of more than 425 mi. Chassis tech includes four-wheel steering and an electronic differential for better handling. Inside, it will focus on spaciousness with a low cabin floor and rear footwells similar to the Taycan. Production will be in Leipzig, Germany, alongside the electric Macan.