Since September Porsche had been considering a coupè version of the Cayenne to compete with the BMW X6 and its slopey-roofed contemporaries, with one of our editors even confirming the existence of a couped-out Cayenne design concept inside the automaker’s secret museum. Now, it looks like a sportier Cayenne will actually be happening.
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has encouraged a Cayenne coupè for production. Due out in the fourth quarter of 2019, the new SUV will do battle with the previously mentioned X6, Mercedes-Benz’s GLE Coupe, and the recently revealed Audi Q8
The more angular Porsche crossover will reportedly be based on and built alongside the regular Cayenne in Leipzig, Germany. Expect the new car’s front end to look very similar to the existing Cayenne’s. Around the back, however, anticipate a new, sportier looking tailgate, window, and tail lamp designs reminiscent of the latest Panamera.
Similar to the regular Cayenne, the British publication projects the coupe version to get a twin-turbo, 2.9-liter V-6 in various states of tune for its base and S models while the Turbo model gets a 550-horsepower, twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V-8.
To the purists in the crowd: Porsche is, first and foremost, a business and this sort of thing is what people want.