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2018 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is Porsche's Answer to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz MLC [REPORT]

May 05, 2014 06:34 PM EDT
Porsche Cayenne S Diesel
Porsche Cayenne S Diesel

Porsche is currently working on the third-generation Porsche Cayenne, which is expected to arrive by 2017 and this time it's being reported that Porsche is going to expand the Cayenne lineup. Following its other German competitors, Porsche is going to introduce a "coupe" version of the next Cayenne that will be a sportier alternative that will compete with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz MLC.

According to Autocar, the Cayenne Coupe is currently in the design phase. The Cayenne Coupe will be based on the same MLB platform as the next-generation Cayenne - a platform that will be the basis for up to seven SUVs and crossovers under the VW umbrella. The Cayenne Coupe will have a sleeker roofline, more narrow glasshouse and a sloping rear end to give it a more aggressive look than the standard Cayenne.

If the reports are true, the Cayenne Coupe will arrive about a year after the third-generation Cayenne bows in 2017. Porsche has reportedly been mulling the idea of a Cayenne Coupe for a while, but its Leipzig plant has barely been able to keep up with the Cayenne demand, so there currently isn't room to produce another Cayenne variant. The good news is that Porsche is currently working on expanding its plant to produce the Cayenne Coupe. Stay tuned.

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