Porsche have revealed a new Cayenne which offers a greater degree of coupe style design experience: it is called the Cayenne Coupe. It is slightly sporty: there is a spoiler at the rear of the vehicle to increase stability at higher speeds; in addition, the drivetrain is relatively sportier than the Cayenne.
However, under the skin, it is merely an Audi Q8. Based on the MLBevo modular platform, the Cayenne Coupe is not, in fact, all that different to the normal Cayenne. It is just a little sportier and probably less off-road capable. When a vehicle is more off-road capable, it becomes less sporty and vice versa.
The reason for the introduction of the Cayenne Coupe is to help Porsche to compete with the sportier SUVs on the market such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, Maserati Levanta, BMW X6, Range Rover Sport and Audi Q8. Basically, the Cayenne Coupe is a posh version of the Q8!
After the original Cayenne Coupe, the new Cayenne will simply become a comfier version and in all probability will not be remembered as a sporty SUV. Why? Our brain loves to compare things based on reference points, and now the reference point of Cayenne sportiness is the Cayenne Coupe; as a result, the new Cayenne will be perceived as being a comfy version of the original.
Is it worth purchasing? At the end of the day, the Cayenne is not a 911. It is ideal for people who are obsessed with the level of space inside their car and who want to enjoy a sporty ride. I am sure the Cayenne Coupe will increase general Porsche sales and may also eat into some of the original Cayenne’s market. We will see how it goes!
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