Mid-size luxury Cuv coupe - Coupe / Convertible
profile seems to taken on a new form. This being one of the CUV market and the new CUV coupe profile marketplace.
With the emergence of the CUV coupe profile marketplace comes most of the usual suspects from Mercedes, BMW and Audi, but it seems that the Volkswagen group really wants to reap the rewards from this new market. Funny how a company who never really had that many great coupes, would be the one company who would really embrace the coupe profile market. I guess when you want to improved your lack luster image, then you might as well do it with the more sporting appeal of the coupe profile.
Now with VW, Audi and even Skoda sporting coupe profile CUV’s, you just knew it was a matter of time before Porsche would get in on the action. Seems rather odd as you would think that they would have been the first division to jump into the coupe profile ring. But when the Cayenne sells well in its hatchback form, then why would you mess with that. Well now it seems is the time that the Macan won’t be the only coupe-ish model within the lineup as Porsche has just unveiled their new Cayenne Coupe model. This is something that seems a bit late, but I guess it’s better than never.
Utilizing most of the same dynamics as the standard Cayenne model, the new coupe profile has made a few changes. Well besides the coupe rear end. Up front you won’t find many changes between the coupe and the standard Cayenne, as both models share the same front half. They did however keep the bland styling from the base Cayenne and not gone with an updated look. The front grille is still a big problem as it’s not great to look at in any light and front camera is a real eye sore. They could have better integrated the front camera into a way better grille. But I guess this something we will have to wait for on the next updated.
Along the side some of the coupe models will have a greater emphasis on body cladding. This could be an attempt to not only give it the sportier appearance, but also give consumers the illusion that it could also double as a cross-trek version of their beloved Cayenne. But at AutoLooks, we’re not fooled that easily and can see that this is just a coupe profile version of the basic Cayenne.
The rear is where most of the changes have been made as this is where you will see the full extent of the coupe design. Out back the rear window has been shrunk due to a need to add in a trunk. Yes, we said trunk. Porsche has gone full coupe profile with this design and has removed the hatch from the rear so that they could add in a working trunk. This is a neat feature to include on a CUV, as it gives you the illusion that you are driving a sedan, but in fact you’re in a sedan alternative.
In keeping with the coupe profile the sweeping roof line does flow very well from front to rear and does give a near perfect coupe profile look. If not for the standard CUV front end the coupe profile would have been on par with a standard coupe profile. But when you start with a CUV, you’re gonna end up with one in the end as well. Too bad as we were hoping that at least Porsche could have given us an actual coupe version of a CUV.
All around the Cayenne Coupe is what you would expect from and an add-on product. It still retains its CUV status while adding a functional coupe truck and rear window. Too bad you can’t see through the back window very well though. Let’s just hope that next time Porsche will give us an actual CUV coupe, not just a Cayenne with an odd shaped back.
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