There’s a new automotive niche in town – the luxury coupe-SUV. Representatives – BMW X6 in its second generation, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and soon the Porsche Cayenne Coupe.
This one has a very slim chance of actually looking like this because the crossover coupe version of the very fashionable Cayenne is not expected before the switch to a new generation of the regular SUV – and that means it won’t happen any faster than 2018, with the regular Cayenne tipped to arrive during the second part of 2017. So, the credentials are set for a skirmish with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe in the niche of crossover coupes, where Land Rover could also have an entry if the rumors of a Range Rover Sport Coupe materialize.
Just like in any of its rivals cases, the Porsche offering is going to be more expensive and way less practical than its regular brethren, with this depiction of the model actually taking the Panamera taillights for the rear end. The real deal will take them from the Cayenne and then apply a nip and tuck to further set them apart. The sloping roofline will take its toll on the rear passengers headroom, as well as the cargo capacity displayed by the trunk. Some rumors even give the Coupe a green credential, with a version using the same powertrain as the production series Mission E sedan.