New model set to broaden the scope of Cayenne line-up and take on the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
8 June 2018

Porsche boss Oliver Blume has granted a production green light to a new coupé derivative of the third-generation Cayenne.

The new model, conceived to rival the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé, is intended to broaden the scope of the Cayenne line-up. UK sales are planned to begin during the fourth quarter of next year, according to engineering sources close to the German car maker.

First hinted at by Blume in an interview with Autocar last year, the five-door Cayenne coupé will be based heavily on its more practical Cayenne sibling, alongside which it will be assembled at Porsche’s factory in Leipzig, Germany.

The new Porsche model receives the same front-end styling as the third-generation Cayenne, albeit with a unique front bumper design. But in a move mirroring that of its key rivals, it adopts a newly styled liftback-style tailgate, altered rear side windows and a new tail-light design that is aimed at providing the Cayenne coupé with a sporting profile similar to that of the second-generation Panamera.

Porsche intends to position the Cayenne coupé as a performance model, with both a 440bhp version of its twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 and a 550bhp version of its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engines set to be offered from launch. No diesel-engined versions of the new model are planned.

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8 June 2018

Porsche now has more 4 doors models than 2 doors ...............  :(

8 June 2018

I wish they would make a nice sporty GT with their 4liter V8 to rival the S63 AMG. My kinda car 

RPF

9 June 2018

Panamera Turbo (S) ?

8 June 2018

They are usually quite good... but what is that?

8 June 2018

When will this madness stop?

8 June 2018

Isn’t that just a Panamera?!, really, how many types of Car do we need?

Peter Cavellini.

8 June 2018

 ... so tired of these companies slavishly following each other. If you reduce the 'U' in 'SUV' to the extent that you end up with 'SV', then what is the point of bulk such as this? Illogical, wasteful decadence.

Wide cars in a world of narrow.

8 June 2018

Not sure why people are complaining about this and the other 'coupes' in the class, people are spending their money to buy them so let the manufacturers make them. Am all for more choice and diversity even though they make no sense from a rational point of view compared to the cars they are based on. 

8 June 2018

Trounce.

 

BNW and Audi won’t know what hit them....

Steam cars are due a revival.

8 June 2018
That's where the problem is, dammit!

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