A coupe-style version of the Porsche Cayenne has been under consideration for some time, and according to Autobild, such a model will be introduced by the end of 2018. Two other models are also said to be in the works, including the revival of the 928 series as well as an all-electric version of the Macan.
On the Cayenne Coupe, the model will compete against the likes of the BMW X6 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4Matic Coupe, with the Paris Motor Show being the likely place for a debut. No details about what will power it yet, but considering there’s a Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo and now a Cayenne E-Hybrid, there’s plenty to choose from.
Design-wise, a more rakish roofline to create the look of a coupe will have some effect on rear headroom and trunk space, but this is all done with an emphasis on style over function. Demand for a coupe-style version of the Cayenne could be high if it warrants the creation of such a model.
Moving on, the 928 was a grand tourer with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout that was built between 1977 and 1995. It was originally built to replace the 911 but was sold alongside later, and was the company’s first production model powered by a V8.
Its return could follow the same ethos as the original in the shape of a two-door grand tourer that might take on cues from the Panamera. Should Porsche ever make something of the sort, rivals will be in the form of the Mercedes S-Class Coupe, BMW M6 and Bentley Continental GT.
Lastly, Porsche’s best-selling model, the Macan, is said to be offered with an electric powertrain in the future. However, it won’t be soon as the company needs to prepare its Leipzig plant for production of electric vehicles, so it should arrive in 2022. With a range of about 500 km, the Macan EV will be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) and be available with different outputs ranging from 215 to 430 hp.