Porsche has launched two variants of the Cayenne Coupe in India – standard and Turbo – and they have a price of Rs 1.31 crores and Rs. 1.97 crores respectively.
Porsche has launched the Cayenne Coupe in India today. Porsche has brought two variants of the Cayenne Coupe to India – the standard variant and the Turbo – and it has been launched for a price of Rs 1.31 crores and Rs. 1.97 crores respectively. It comes to India as a CBU (completely built unit). This makes the price of the Cayenne Coupe and Cayenne Coupe Turbo Rs. 12 lakhs and Rs. 5 lakhs more expensive than the equivalent Porsche Cayenne and the Cayenne Turbo.
Visually, the Cayenne Coupe looks similar to the regular SUV until you reach the rear quarter. The Cayenne Coupe has a roofline which is 20mm lower than the standard SUV and the A-pillar has also been made shallower, accentuating the sloping roofline. The Coupe version is also wider than the standard Cayenne by 18 mm and this has resulted in wider rear tracks as well. Porsche is also offering two different roof concept on the Cayenne Coupe – a panoramic glass roof as standard or an optional carbon fiber roof.
The coupe SUV also gets Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) where the spoiler extends by 135 mm at speeds of 90 kmph and up, increasing the contact pressure on the rear axle, while PAA simultaneously enhances efficiency. Not every manufacturer has been able to give a Coupe SUV the best proportions but Porsche has done a very good job with design of the Cayenne Coupe. Porsche is also offering different alloy design for the 20-inch wheels.
The base Cayenne Coupe will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine with 340PS and 450Nm. It can sprint the SUV from 0-100 kph in just 6 seconds and has a top-speed of 243 kph. Meanwhile, the Cayenne Coupe Turbo is powered by a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine developing 550PS and 770Nm. With this engine, the Cayenne Coupe will do the 0-100 kph sprint in 3.9 seconds and has a top speed of 286 kmph. Both the engines come paired up with an 8-speed automatic gearbox which is not a PDK unit. The top-spec Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid Coupe with the 680hp V8 PHEV powertrain might be introduced at a later stage.
The cabin of the Cayenne Coupe is however identical to that of the standard Cayenne. The dashboard is dominated by a large infotainment screen and the center console has been redesigned with a haptic touch control surface. The instrument cluster gets a typical analog tachometer with two high-definition screens on either side. Another typical Porsche element is the analog clock on the dashboard.
The Cayenne Coupe also gets Porsche connect app, Bose/Burmester sound system, adaptive air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), rear axle steering, and Porsche Traction Management (PTM), among others. Rivalling the Cayenne Coupe are in India are the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.