Lately, we have been featuring latest auto industry-related updates here on Naijauto.com for this year 2019 and each one has just been so hot. Almost all the major automakers around the world have “all hands on deck” to squeeze the best out of this year.
Porsche doesn’t seem to be slacking at all as they have now also jumped on the bandwagon with their newly unveiled 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe.
The new Cayenne shares a similarity with the Audi Q8 with its steep roofline that sort of falls away right into its angled rear window. Porsche says that this feature makes the new car to appear;
"more dynamic, and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment."
The roof of this new Coupe is precisely 0.78 inches lower than that of the regular Cayenne. Just like every other SUV, you will see with a slanted roof; the sporty look of this new Coupe Cayenne comes at the direct expense of utility. This type of styling looks homelier in a Porsche than with some of its competitors. Also, Porsche had to redesign the quarter panels and the rear doors just to make its whole look work well together. This resulted in the Coupe becoming a hair wider than a regular Cayenne.
The new 2020 Porsche Cayenne looks really sportier than the normal Cayenne
All the base models of this new Cayenne Coupes have the same 3.0L V6 turbocharged engine that is also found in the normal Cayenne which produces 335hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Although after adding the lightweight optional sport packages, this new Cayenne now gets an acceleration of 0 – 60 mph in just 5.6 or 5.7 seconds.
The Cayenne Turbo Coupe rather uses a 4.0L V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 541hp and 567 lb-ft of torque which brings about acceleration from 0 – 60 mph in just an impressive 3.7 secs.
When compared to an equivalent Porsche Cayenne, the brand actually made the Sport Chrono package kind of standard equipment on this new Coupe and the zero to 60 acceleration time for the Coupe is just identical only if one the base model you opt for the previously mentioned lightweight sports package. Interestingly, the turbo models are just directly the same with not a single exception. Although, there are some other additional types of standard equipment on this new Coupe like the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) and the 20-inch wheels which obviously, these are purely cost options that you will need to stack on the regular Cayenne.
How it looks from the new 2020 Porsche Cayenne driver seat
This new Coupe features an adaptive rear spoiler which is more of a stolen feature from the normal Cayenne. The brand also designed a special eight-way adjustable seat with more bolstering which fits the new Coupe’s sportier design. The rear seat in this new Coupe makes passenger sit at 1.18 inches lower than in the regular Cayenne just to avoid their heads bumping into the vehicle’s ceiling.
The sunroof on the 2020 Porsche Cayenne
Passengers will be sitting in the rear seat of the new Cayenne Coupe at 1.18 inches lower than in normal Cayenne
Now, to talk about the downsides of this new body style of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe; Porsche itself quotes that it will have cargo volume/space brought down to a mere 22 cubic feet instead of the 27.2 cubic feet space featured in the regular Cayenne. And even with the 2nd row down, this new Coupe still stays at 54.3 cubic feet, which is obviously lesser than that of the non-Coupe Cayenne which is 60.3 cubic feet. We think that these numbers are definitely so good for folks who are looking for more space in their Porsche vehicles but we may be wrong though. After all, the featured 22 cubic feet space is still bigger than the 17.6 cubic feet of the Panamera.
In a similar vein as the Q7 and Q8, Porsche sure made this new Coupe more expensive than the conventional SUV models. A mere base model of the Cayenne has a price of $66,950 (₦24.1 million) while this new Cayenne Coupe comes with a $76,550 (₦27.6 million) starting price together with a $1,250 delivery fee which is the same for both.
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