The Porsche Cayenne Coupé. As the name would suggest, it’s a coupé-styled version of the Cayenne SUV. And, while this kind of car might not sound like such a revolutionary idea, lopping a few millimetres off a car’s roof at the rear has opened up a world of opportunity for manufacturers.
The BMW X6 was one such car to arguably kick off this swooping roofline niche, and since its arrival we’ve seen the Audi Q8, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé and now the Porsche Cayenne Coupé come along, with slightly more athletic silhouettes than the cars on which they’re based. Very often, these cars don’t differ hugely from the non-coupé versions, and so it is with the Cayenne Coupé.
There really isn’t much headline news to cover. In all, 20mm has come off the height at the back of the Coupé’s roofline compared with the standard Cayenne, its boot is around 100 litres smaller and it’s available with an indulgent four-seat layout. Apart from that, it’s the same exciting Cayenne formula that has served so well over the years, finding more than 770,000 homes and – combined with its smaller Macan sister – accounting for the majority of Porsche sales today.
In fact, it’s easy to forget that the 2002 arrival of the Porsche Cayenne caused something of a hullabaloo. Yet in the present day no one bats an eyelid when a manufacturer of sports cars produces an SUV; Jaguar, Maserati and even Lamborghini are all in on the act. And of course, Bentley and Roll-Royce have now moved into the luxury SUV market, too.
So, is there any reason to opt for the Cayenne Coupé over its talented rivals? And is it even better than the standard car?
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