Porsche Cayenne Coupe India Bound; Launch By December (UPDATE)

The Cayenne Coupe is expected to come with three engines - a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6, a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 and a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 good for 550PS!

UPDATE: Porsche is expected to launch the Cayenne Coupe in India by December 2019. 
  • The Cayenne Coupe’s roofline is 20mm lower than the standard SUV.
  • It comes with a panoramic glass roof and an active rear spoiler.
  • Expect it to be priced around Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 2 crore (ex-showroom India).
  • The Cayenne Coupe will rival the BMW X6 in India.

Porsche has just pulled the wraps off the Macan facelift in India, but the company also said that it will be bringing the all-electric Taycan and the Cayenne Coupe to India. The Cayenne Coupe will be the first to arrive out of the duo and it is expected to reach our shores by December this year. 

The Cayenne Coupe, as the name suggests, is the coupe-SUV version of the standard Cayenne. It features a sloping roof-line which is 20mm lower than the Cayenne. It looks oddly proportionate and will also feature a panoramic glass roof as standard. A carbon roof will be part of the options list. The Coupe also gets an adaptive rear spoiler along with the roof mounted spoiler seen on the standard Cayenne.

Three are three engine options to choose from: a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6, a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 and a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. The 3.0-litre V6 in the base Cayenne Coupe is good for 340PS and 450Nm, helping it achieve 0-100kmph in 6.0 seconds. The mid-spec Cayenne S Coupe uses a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine that is good for 434PS and 550Nm of torque. 0-100 kmph comes up in 5 seconds, with a top speed of 262kmph.

Meanwhile, the turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 in the Cayenne Coupe Turbo has an output of 550PS and 770Nm with a claimed 0-100kmph time of 3.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 286kmph. All three engines also come paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox ( Not PDK). 

Inside, the Cayenne Coupe shares its cabin layout with the standard Cayenne and features Porsche’s top innovations and clean design elements. You get a Porsche cockpit with a large infotainment system while the instrument cluster features an analogue rev counter opposed by two screens. Yes, it still features an old-school clock at the crest of the dashboard. Other differences from the Cayenne include 20-inch wheels and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as standard. The rear seat comes standard with a three-seat bench while the 2+2 layout is optional. 

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe is expected to make its debut in India by December. Its rivals include the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe here. We expect the Cayenne Coupe to be priced around Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 2 crore (ex-showroom India).

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