The rumours were true, after all. Porsche is working on a coupe body style for the Cayenne. Snapped by our spy photographer doing its thing near Stuttgart, the test mule appears to borrow the sloping roof design of the Macan crossover. The rear end of the newcomer, however, is more Panamera than Cayenne or Macan.
The design of the front fascia is similar to the Cayenne, but the windshield, rear and side windows obviously differ. It appears that Porsche went for a more fluid look for the Cayenne coupe without going all out as Lamborghini did with the Urus.
As for the small-diameter steel rotors and trapezoidal dual-exhaust system, these details suggest that the engine bay is home to a six-cylinder engine, be it the three-litre V6 or 2.9-litre V6. However, Porsche will fit a four-litre V8 in there for the Turbo. A high-performance plug-in hybrid is in the cards too, packing 680bhp and an earth-shattering 850Nm.
Approved by Porsche’s chief executive officer Oliver Blume and expected to arrive in the second half of 2019 for the 2020 model year, the Cayenne coupe will battle with the likes of the Audi Q8, BMW X6, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe. It will be produced alongside the Cayenne in Leipzig, Germany, and will come standard with all-wheel drive. The system, as expected, will be rear-biased.