Spied: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupeby Drew Johnson
Porsche is getting in on the SUV coupe market.
Following in the footsteps of vehicles like the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Porsche will soon introduce an SUV "coupe” of its own. Porsche is likely to launch the Cayenne Coupe in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model.
When the Cayenne Coupe does finally land, you can expect front-end styling similar to the normal Cayenne. However, the Cayenne Coupe will be different from the A-pillars back, with a unique windshield and side windows. The biggest difference between the two models will obviously be a more sharply raked rear roof section for the Cayenne Coupe.
The Cayenne Coupe will ride on a version of Volkswagen's MLB Evo platform and will ship standard with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base engine in the Cayenne Coupe will be a turbocharged V6 with around 440 horsepower. A 4.0L turbocharged V8 will also be on offer and should generate about 540 horsepower. A range-topping hybrid is also rumored; that model could have up to 680 horsepower.
The Cayenne Coupe will offer seating for up to five, but obviously rear-seat headroom and cargo space will be impacted by the SUV's sloping roofline. Pricing remains a mystery at this time.