Porsche Cayenne Coupe Spied Testing in Germany
Rumors of a Cayenne Coupe have persisted for months. Now, we’ve got confirmation that the swoopy SUV is in fact real.
Let’s face it, SUVs are hot. Whether you like them or not, no one can argue that the decision to jump into the ‘ute market has been a massive boon for companies like Porsche. What was once considered blasphemy for the legendary automaker has now become nothing short of a proverbial cash cow. And with “coupe” SUVs slowly becoming the hot new thing, you can’t blame them for heading in that direction, which is exactly what they appear to be doing, beginning with a Porsche Cayenne Coupe.
Rumors of the existence of a coupe version of the Cayenne have persisted for quite some time. But now, we’re getting our very first look at one of these sleek SUVs in the flesh. Reportedly, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe will enter production for the 2020 model year, ready to do battle with the Mercedes GLE and BMW X6 coupes. Porsche did make an attempt to disguise this mule, spotted near their facilities in Germany, using a fake chrome side window trim piece.
Look closer, and you’ll notice that the production side window line runs flatter than the regular Cayenne from the B-pillar on. Overall, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe looks a lot like its brother, the restyled Audi Q8. Albeit with different front and rear end styling, of course.
Sure, detractors will undoubtedly note that “coupe” traditionally refers to a car with a fixed roof and two doors. But automakers stretched that definition first with four door sedans and now with SUVs. Today, the term refers more to a sloping roofline than anything else. Others will note that building a sporty SUV is dumb, and people should just buy cars.
But as long as people keep buying these things in throes, automakers like Porsche will be more than happy to keep building them. And you can bet that if the Cayenne Coupe goes over well, a Macan Coupe won’t be far behind.