Porsche Cayenne Coupe on the Way
According to Autocar, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has approved a five-door Cayenne Coupe for production. Like other ‘coupe’ variants of crossovers and SUVs, the Cayenne Coupe will likely feature a rearward sloping roofline to give it a sportier overall appearance. The digital rendering above gives us a good idea of how such a product might look.
The Cayenne Coupe will share a platform with the third-generation Cayenne, which was introduced for the 2018 model year, and will feature a similar front end. The majority of changes will happen from the B-pillar back, with the coupe-crossover receiving a liftback-style tailgate and its own unique taillights.
Intended to be a performance-focused version of the already sporty Cayenne, the Cayenne Coupe will be offered with a 440 hp twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 and a 550 hp 4.0-liter V8 from launch, according to Autocar’s report. No diesel versions are planned, which is unsurprising seeing as Europe is slowly shunning the fuel in favor of plug-in hybrids and EVs. Speaking of plug-in hybrids, it’s likely the CayenneCoupe will eventually receive a version of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid’s 680 hp powertrain as well.
It’s not yet clear when the Cayenne Coupe may first appear, but we’re expecting to see it pop up sometime in early or mid 2019.