Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | January 16, 2017 18:01
Porsche may expand crossover lineup with hybrid, EV Cayenne Coupe
About six months ago, our insiders were able to take pictures of what looked to be a test mule for Porsche's upcoming variant for their perennial crossover, the Cayenne Coupe. With other automakers already selling their own coupe crossovers (BMW X4 and X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE), it was no surprise that Porsche also wanted a piece of the niche market.
While the front fascia retains the distinct look, the crossover gets a low roofline. The rear section, on the other hand is reminiscent of the current Panamera's design. Overall, the design of the Cayenne Coupe is still in its prototype stage and may not appear in the final look.
But what's more interesting besides the distinct shape of the Cayenne is that it may be available as an EV or hybrid. According to our spies, when the test mule passed by them, they did not hear the sound of an engine, nor of an exhaust. If it does debut as an EV, the Cayenne Coupe could borrow tech from the Mission E concept which is an all-electric four-seater luxury car.
Apart from that, standard engine and transmission options from the production Cayenne could also make its way in the Cayenne Coupe. These may include the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, turbo V6s and the high-performance V8. RWD and AWD capability could also be offered for the Cayenne Coupe.