13-12-2019

Porsche Cayenne Coupe Launched

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Porsche India ha been on the roll, July they launched Macan and Macan S just in July this year and now they launched Cayenne Coupe, to extend the Cayenne range. The Coupe Version features all new body shape, two different roof concepts and impressive performance.

Launched at a showcase event held by Porsche Centre Delhi-NCR at its new showroom in Gurugram, the model shares the same technical attributes as the successful third generation Cayenne, meanwhile its sharpened proportions and dramatically sloping roofline gives it a more athletic appearance. Two derivatives are now available for customers to order, this includes; the Cayenne Coupé and Cayenne Turbo Coupé.

  We caught up with Mr. Pavan Shetty, Director- Porsche India during the launch event, and he said, We are delighted to unveil the Cayenne Coupé for the first time here in India. A truly worthy addition, this model offers the option of an extra sporty variant within our SUV range. The Cayenne Coupé also reinforces the evolutionary approach Porsche takes to developing its sports cars for the new era. Inheriting the same technical capabilities implemented in the third generation Cayenne, alongside a sharpened design, the Cayenne Coupé is more progressive, athletic, and emotional in its own right. I have no doubt that this impressive model will generate interest amongst current Porsche owners and enthusiasts alike.”

Talking about the exterior design, except the front end, all other body parts on the Cayenne Coupe have been redesigned. The significantly steeper roof line makes it more dynamic and positions it as the sportiest-looking model in the segment. Reformed rear doors and wings broaden the shoulders of the Coupé by 18 millimetres, contributing to an overall muscular impression. The rear number plate is integrated into the bumper, making the vehicle appear closer to the ground. The new Cayenne Coupé comes with a 2.16 m2 panoramic fixed glass roof as standard. The 0.92 m2 glazed area gives all passengers an extraordinary sense of space, while the integrated roller blind protects against sun exposure and the cold. A contoured carbon roof is optionally available for 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 55.8 cm (22”) GT Design wheels, seat centres in classic checked fabric, as well as carbon and Alcantara accents in the interior. For the Cayenne Turbo Coupé, the package also includes a sports exhaust system.

Step inside, and the Cayenne Coupe gets new eight-way electrically adjustable seats with integrated headrests. Rear seats come fitted as standard with a 2+2 seating configuration and a centre storage compartment. Rear passengers sit 3 cm (1.18”) lower than in the Cayenne to offset the effects of the lower roofline. Like the third-generation model, the Cayenne Coupé features the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, an instrument cluster with two 17.78 cm (7”) full-HD displays designed to show a wide range of information, manageable via the multifunction steering wheel. Featured prominently in the centre stack, a 31.2 cm (12.3”) full-HD touchscreen offers access to operate a range of settings and functions in the vehicle.

Cayenne Coupe, gets similar engines as on the Cayenne, however here in different state of tunes and the addition of a Sport Chrono Package fitted as standard. Achieving a top speed of 243 km/h, the Cayenne Coupé is driven by a three-litre V6 turbo engine with an output of 340 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. The model accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.0 seconds, with the figure dropping to 5.9 seconds if one of the three optional lightweight sports packages has been chosen.   The top-of-the-range Cayenne Turbo Coupé features a four-litre V8 engine with twin-turbo charging, resulting in 550 hp and maximum torque of 770 Nm. A zero to 100 km/h sprint is achieved in 3.9 seconds, alongside a top speed of 286 km/h.   All three Cayenne Coupé models feature Porsche’s eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox, and comes with Porsche’s much famed Porsche Active Suspension Management as standard.

Launched at 1.31 crores for the Cayenne Coupe and 1.97 crores for the Cayenne Turbo Coupe, we think exclusivity, just got exclusive.

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Nilesh Sawant
Nilesh Sawant

With an experience of over 3 lac kms of driving across the continents and with extensive experience of driving on the tracks, and passion for technical things around anything on wheels, reviews written by Nilesh are crisp and to the point.  



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