A Class Of Its Own

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe India review, test drive

What specifically is the Porsche Cayenne Coupe?

The new Porsche Cayenne Coupe, as the title suggests, is a swoopier, reduced-roof variation of the typical Cayenne. Related to the BMW X6 or the Mercedes GLE Coupe, this far more beautiful searching variation of the Cayenne attributes a tighter-fitting roof, wider haunches and, from some angles, a glance that vaguely resembles the nose and profile of a 911. Whilst lots of discover SUV-coupes to be frivolous, and they may perhaps have a level, there’s no denying Porsche at the very least has its sportscar heritage and DNA to draw on. So, is the Coupe truly worth forking out added for? The simple Cayenne Coupe charges Rs 1.31 crore, as against the typical Cayenne’s Rs 1.twenty crore.

What does the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe glance like?

There is no denying, the coupe seems a number of instances sportier than the typical Cayenne. Porsche designers have finished a fantastic career in melting away a great deal of the visible bulk, and that block-like profile on the standard Cayenne that frequently jars, that is long gone much too. Also, contrary to some of the opposition, the Cayenne Coupe barely seems forced or deliberate.

Porsche has finished a fantastic career producing the Cayenne Coupe’s rear layout glance all-natural and not forced.


To achieve this, Porsche has ‘slammed’ the roof by 20mm, the ‘A’ and ‘C’ pillars are now severely raked, and then to accentuate the coupe-like outcome, the leading of the roof is completed in dark colour, visually decreasing the roofline –smart. For the roof, you can possibly get a full carbon-fibre panel, which will save 21kg, or go in for a mounted panoramic glass roof.  

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The active spoiler spoiler can lengthen by 135mm and quickly deploys when you cross 90kph.


At the edge of the roof, there’s a substantial mounted spoiler, which works with an energetic spoiler housed at the base of the rear windscreen. Able of extending by 135mm, it is deployed quickly the moment the SUV has crossed 90kph. There is, apparently, no rear wiper.

Whilst the rear of the auto is 18mm wider, there are not lots of variations in components above the standard Cayenne. Porsche has retuned the three-chamber air suspension to make the Coupe generate in a sportier method, and some little variations carried out on the sportier GTS steering procedure have been drafted in here much too. The procedure has been intended to offer you amplified frictional comments and excess weight above earlier Cayennes, and the Coupe gets Porsche’s Power Steering As well as that minimizes help significantly as pace rise.

What is the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe like to generate? 

The initially issue you notice is that, on its three-chamber air suspension, the Cayenne Coupe rides like no auto on 21-inch wheels has the ideal to. There is no edgy shuffle, no bobbing, and no thud-thudding possibly. In fact, above our standard surfaces, the Coupe rides just about as nicely as any luxurious SUV. Sure, there is a trace of stiffness and some little sum of movement is there, but that apart, comfort degrees are so good, the Coupe can move muster as standard everyday transport, and that is important.

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The 21-inch wheels glance fantastic and you should not hamper trip high-quality.


Decide on Activity, this is a Porsche, get it on to an acceptable highway and the Cayenne Coupe also, pretty swiftly, telegraphs its intent to you by way of the rim of the steering. Now a great deal far more immediate, in comparison to earlier Cayennes of this generation, the steering is slack-absolutely free and only gets much better the harder you generate the Coupe. Limited physique handle ensures way variations are handled by what feels like only little movements, and then, as lengthy as you are exact and deliberate into corners, the Coupe truly does come to feel sporty and fun, in spite of the scales reading in excess of two.1 tonne. Porsche are unable to totally defy the legislation of physics, and you do come to feel the mass when you slow down, pace up or make significant directional variations, but all in all, the Cayenne now come to feel a bit far more agile and ready. Of program, it helped that our auto has a steered rear axle, which performs an important component when it arrives to agility. And then due to the fact the 4-wheel-generate procedure in essence runs in rear-wheel-generate mode, you get a trace of oversteer on gravelly corners.

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The Cayenne Coupe feels sporty and fun in spite of it weighing two.1 tonnes.


The 340hp one-turbo V6 also has adequate energy when you are diving in and out of corners. The engine has a moderately sporty exhaust observe, it spins freely and its -100kph time of six.0sec lifeless is good more than enough much too. It’s just that this is a Porsche, and especially in a straight line, and from relaxation, you expect a bit far more of a kick and a bit far more drama. Strange issue is you just cannot even choose for the Cayenne Coupe S that has 430hp. Even so,the one-turbo engine is responsive, the gearbox capabilities nicely in targeted visitors and driving is effortless. Would like the motor were being a bit smoother though,and the gearbox could have been bit more rapidly on the draw in Comfort and Activity much too.

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3.-litre, V6 turbo-petrol generates 340hp.


The Cayenne Coupe also has an Off-highway mode. Decide on this and the SUV rises up oil its air springs, offering you more than enough clearance to get it off the beaten path. Now all you have to do is get treatment of people significant 21-inch wheels. So, in spite of at the rear of particularly sporty in how it drives, you can also accessibility destinations only SUVs with a great deal of clearance can access.

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Air-suspension provides ample ground clearance to go off-highway.


What is the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe like on the within?

With our aim on rear-seat comfort, does the 20mm lessen roofline suggest reduced rear seat comfort? Not actually. Porsche has solved the issue by mounting the bench 30mm lessen, in comparison to the standard Cayenne. This does suggest that you are sat a bit lessen and a bit far more knees up, but what you also get is hundreds and hundreds of legroom, a flawlessly reclined back again relaxation and even a lengthy, cozy seat. The mounted panoramic roof brightens up the cabin, as and when you have to have it, visibility out is not much too compromised, and you also get tender-shut doorways and electrical window blinds.

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The rear seat is mounted 30mm lessen than in the typical Cayenne, to counter the lessen roof-line.


If you are acquainted with the Cayenne and its higher-high-quality dash, the Coupe arrives with no substantial variations. The twelve.3-inchscreen continue to stands out as something specific, the instrument panel with the tachometer at the centre and the screens on possibly side seems appropriately Porsche and with the three-spoke steering completed in higher-gloss chrome, there are a great deal of aspects to stare at. I particularly like the substantial bracket-like chrome vents, and the knurled aspects on the metallic buttons and switches that come to feel specific and this is also legitimate of the aviation-influenced shiny black central console that is full of buttons that function on capacitive touch.

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The higher-high-quality dashboard shares its layout and structure with the typical Cayenne. 


The hidden menus that pop up on the touchscreen when your finger nears it are, having said that, an unneeded source of confusion, the stopwatch mounted on the leading of the dash is continue to a head scratcher and you will have to have to purchase a great deal of USB C adapters for your phones and units. And for people of you who don’t pack gentle, be sure to don’t forget thatthe 16 p.c more compact,625-litre boot is not as substantial as it should really be on an SUV of this dimension.

Should really I purchase the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe?

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If you are searching for a sporty luxurious SUV, the Cayenne Coupe ticks a whole lot of bins. Plainly sportier and far more beautiful searching than the block-like typical auto, it is also 1 of the ideal-searching autos of its style. It has the stance, there is a crystal clear bloodline to Porsche’s sportier autos noticeable and then, impressively, the Coupe is not impractical possibly. Much from it, comfort degrees on the within are just about as good, the auto obviously feels far more specific on the within, high-quality degrees are pretty higher and then while the boot is a bit more compact, it is also moderately useful much too. Then the trip is at ease in spite of the 21-inch wheels. and the Coupe also drives like a Porsche should really. It’s no 911, for absolutely sure, but you can definitely derive a truthful sum of driving pleasure on a winding highway or dirt highway. It does have to have a bit far more grunt, and far more functionality would be a great deal appreciated, but should really you purchase the Coupe as a substitute of the standard Cayenne? Surely, if you want a bit far more design and style and don’t thoughts sacrificing a bit of practicality. 

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