The old adage may be ‘looks are subjective’, however, objectively speaking, these spied photos of the yet-to-be confirmed Cayenne Coupe suggest Porsche’s most heinous creation to date. Filling a hole in the Porsche line up that you probably didn’t even realise existed, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe is set to go head to head with the BMW X6M and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 for drivers seeking a sporty, elevated coupe style SUV.
Things may not be as simple as they seem for the Porsche Cayenne Coupe with sources close to the German manufacturer suggesting that the Cayenne Coupe will be powered by a hybrid electric drivetrain. A hybrid electric Cayenne Coupe would therefore stand right in the firing line of the Tesla Model X and the rumoured Mercedes-Benz GLC electric hybrid crossover.
The emergence of a new range of electric hybrid cross over vehicles signals the changing of guard away heavy diesel guzzling SUV’s. In the wake of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, there has been a conscious shift away from frugal diesel sipping SUV’s towards electric hybrid vehicles pioneered by the growing demand for electric luxury vehicles being spearheaded by Tesla.
Expect to see a steady stream of hybrid electric crossover vehicles from premium German manufacturers Audi, Mercedes and BMW, to follow in the footsteps of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe hybrid SUV.