Somehow Porsche didn’t jump on the coupe SUV bandwagon with all its fellow German automakers, until now. We have beheld the glory of the new Cayenne Coupe, which will soon be populating the driveway of McMansions in your area.
Designed to rival the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, and other questionably styled vehicles, Porsche put considerable work into this thing. It actually looks good, with a sportier and wider stance versus the regular Cayenne, which isn’t exactly ugly. Pretty much everything from the A-pillars back is completely new. The roof was lowered 0.78 inches, while an adaptive rear spoiler and roof-mounted spoiler add to the cool factor.
Now, one of the big problems with any four-door “coupe” is rear headroom. Porsche actually thought about that, dropping the rear seats by 1.18 inches. As a tradeoff, only two adults can sit in the rear. One of the great advantages of the regular Cayenne is it will comfortably fit three tall adults in the backseat.
Then there’s the issue of cargo room. In the Cayenne Coupe it totals about 22 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which is a few cubic feet less than the regular Cayenne, so not too shabby.
A panoramic glass roof comes standard, but you can opt for a carbon-fiber replacement with a center seam as part of one of three sports packages. Of course, there’s the popular Sport Chrono Package, adaptive suspension dampers, and plenty more goodies.
You can order the Porsche Cayenne Coupe now. The SUV will hit dealerships in late May.