Is the Porsche Cayenne e-hybrid as smooth as you would expect for the money?

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I’m not sure our specced up £72K Cayenne Hybrid moved me as much as I expected. I always think every Porsche will be the ultimate in techno-sportiness but the electric-petrol version does have issues.

They mostly revolve around the smoothness of the SUV’s independent transition from petrol to electric drive. The jerk from the drivetrain was so bad at one point today that I actually thought we’d been rear-ended!

It’s the same with acceleration and braking. Now I know the way this hybrid system works but at lower speeds, especially around town, the jolt can be uncomfortable after a while.

So for this alone, I was disappointed with Cayenne’s drive after 1,000 miles of testing. That and the fact the centre arm rest bin was difficult to open! But I just expected more in this premium price bracket…