The first rumors about a Porsche Cayenne Coupe emerged back in May, but now there is a second report about such a vehicle, which means that the German manufacturer is really determined to enter a new segment. As you may know already, BMW already rolled out the second-generation X6, while Mercedes-Benz will launch the MLC later this year.
Porsche doesn’t want to be left behind and will build a sportier Cayenne. What’s more interesting is that, according to AutoExpress, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe will not be based on the new-generation Cayenne that will arrive in 2017.
The British magazine says that the Cayenne Coupe could arrive in 2015 and will be based on the same platform as the Bentley SUV and the new Audi Q7. This means that the Cayenne Coupe will be a part of the facelifted Cayenne range.
Porsche is expected to use the same engines found on the standard Cayenne, V6 petrol and diesel turbocharged engines as well as the V8 that powers the S and Turbo versions.
Regarding the design, we expect a plunging roofline which will reduce the rear space for the rear passengers as well as the trunk volume. In addition, the Cayenne Coupe will also be more expensive that the standard Porsche Cayenne.
The Cayenne commenced its successful saga in 2002, when it had the "spread" expanded to include more dimensions, thereby turning the concept of a sports car in the SUV segment into a reality.
With the Cayenne, motorists could drive to work on a day and proceed off the road or to the tracks on another. This was made possible by the fact the Cayenne is designed to offer precision as well as driving pleasure on any terrain. While boasting of the usual Porsche design DNA, the Cayenne is spacious enough to accommodate five people and is laden with extensive and high-quality equipment.
Thanks to the balanced overall package of the Porsche Cayenne, the SUV was able to surpass sales expectations. Over 276,000 units of the first generation of the Cayenne were produced, and more than 303,000 units of the second generation SUV launched in 2010 have already reached customers. These numbers are proof that the Cayenne is playing a major role in the profitable progress of the German sports car maker while partly making sure that Porsche is offering a wide range of highly dynamic vehicles like sports cars, saloons, SUVs and motorsport models.
This massive success is expected to be continued by the new generation of the Cayenne, which crucial elements includes its sharper design, higher levels of efficiency, more precise handling as well as a more extensive standard equipment.
At launch, the new Porsche SUV will be available in five models -- Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo and the Cayenne S E-Hybrid that is considered as the first plug-in hybrid among premium SUVs.
The efficiency levels of the new all-wheel drive Cayenne S E-Hybrid are astounding, as it consumes only 3.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers and emits 79 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Porsche has become the only global carmaker to offer three plug-in hybrid models: the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the 918 Spyder.