New body variant has dynamic new design, new technical details & roof concepts
TORONTO: Porsche is extending its Cayenne family. An even sportier vehicle has been added to the third generation of this highly successful SUV range – the Cayenne Coupé. “The Coupé includes all the technical highlights of the current Cayenne, but has an even more dynamic design and new technical details that position it as more progressive, athletic, and emotional,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. The highlights of the new Cayenne model include sharper lines with a unique rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler, individual rear seats, and two different roof concepts – a standard panoramic fixed glass roof, and an optional carbon roof.
A steeply sloping roofline creates unrivalled elegance
Proportions that are more dynamic combine with custom design elements to lend the new Cayenne Coupé an unrivalled elegance. “The significantly more steep roof line that falls away to the rear makes the Cayenne Coupé appear even more dynamic, and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche.
That effect is supported by a roof spoiler, which accentuates the distinctive Coupé silhouette. The front windscreen and A-pillar are shallower than in the Cayenne, courtesy of a roof edge that has been lowered by around 20 millimetres. Redesigned rear doors and fenders broaden the shoulders of this vehicle by 19 millimetres, contributing to its overall muscular impression. The rear number plate is integrated into the bumper, making the vehicle seem closer to the ground.
With its adaptive roof spoiler, the current Cayenne Turbo was the first SUV to feature this type of active aerodynamics. The new Cayenne Coupé picks up that ball and runs with it. On each Cayenne Coupé model, a roof spoiler is combined with a new adaptive rear spoiler as part of Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA). The spoiler – harmonically integrated into this model’s silhouette – extends by 135 mm at speeds of 90 km/h and up, increasing the contact pressure on the rear axle, while PAA simultaneously enhances efficiency.
Standard large panoramic fixed glass roof, with a carbon roof option
The new Cayenne Coupé comes with a 2.16 cubic-metre panoramic fixed glass roof as standard. The 0.92 cubic-metre glazed area gives all passengers an extraordinary sense of space, while the integrated roller blind protects against sun exposure and cold. A contoured carbon roof is optional on the Coupé. The centre seam gives the roof the characteristic look of a sports car, similar to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The carbon roof is available in one of the three lightweight sports packages. These packages also include the Sport Design features and new, weight-reduced 22-inch GT Design wheels, seat centres in classic checked fabric, and carbon and Alcantara accents in the interior. For the Cayenne Turbo Coupé, the package also includes a sports exhaust system.
Comfort on the road with four sports seats
The new Cayenne Coupé offers plenty of space for up to four people as standard. At the front, the new eight-way sports seats with integrated headrests offer exceptional comfort and optimum lateral support. In the rear, the Coupé offers seating that has the characteristics of two individual seats. Alternatively, the 2+1 comfort rear seats – a familiar feature of the Cayenne – can be ordered at no additional cost. Rear passengers sit 30 millimetres lower than in the Cayenne, meaning there is plenty of headroom despite the vehicle’s sporty lowered silhouette. The trunk capacity is 625 litres – ideal for everyday use – and rises to 1,540 litres by folding the rear seats (Cayenne Turbo Coupé: 600 to 1,510 litres).
Launch with 335 HP and 541 HP turbocharged engines
The highly dynamic lines and custom design elements of the new Cayenne Coupé truly set it apart from the Cayenne. At the same time, it benefits from all the technical highlights of the third model generation, which features powerful drive systems, innovative chassis systems, a digitalized display and operating concept, and comprehensive connectivity.
Two high-performance engines are available at launch. The Cayenne Coupé with six-cylinder turbocharged engine and displacement of three litres delivers 335 HP and maximum torque of 332 lb.-ft. The standard Sport Chrono Package allows the vehicle to achieve the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6.0 seconds, with this figure dropping to 5.9 seconds with the optional lightweight sports packages.
The vehicle’s top speed is 243 km/h. The top-of-the-range Cayenne Turbo Coupé goes to the starting line with a four-litre V8 engine with twin-turbo charging, 541 HP, and maximum torque of 568 lb.-ft. The Cayenne Turbo Coupé accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, and has a top speed of 286 km/h.
An extensive range of equipment is standard
The new 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupé is available to order now and will arrive in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2019. Pricing starts at $86,400 for the Cayenne Coupé and $148,000 for the Cayenne Turbo Coupé. The extensive standard equipment includes speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus, 20-inch alloy wheels, panoramic glass roof, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), as well as the Sport Chrono Package.
About Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
Established in 2008, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. (PCL) is the exclusive importer and distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Panamera; as well as Cayenne and Macan. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, since 2017, PCL employs a team of more than 50 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, network development, and public relations.
They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience in keeping with the brand’s 70-year history of leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. In 2019, a Parts Distribution Centre will open its doors and service the countrywide network of 19 Porsche Centres. PCL is the dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2018, Porsche sold an unprecedented 8,904 units in Canada, up 7.9% over the prior year.
At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000-plus motorsport wins to date. – CNW