Porsche Cayenne Coupe on the Way Because of Course It Is

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

A Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been given the go-ahead for production.

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.

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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 Cayenne Coupe 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.

[Source: Autocar]

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Jim Murphy Jim Murphy on Jun 09, 2018

    Did the traditional definition for coupe change somehow? I know various manufacturers have used the term coupe for 4 door vehicles in the past but to me it is a sacrilege and a perversion of a long standing definition that easily delineates a body style. A coupe is a 2 passenger door body style and a sedan is a 4 door body style. Why do we need to muck it up?

  • K03sport K03sport on Jun 11, 2018

    Dear Porsche, Please STOP; it looks stupid and serves zero purpose. Quit following/copying BMW and Mercedes and go a different route. Sincerely, The Manatee.