June 5, 2023

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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe India review, test drive

What just is the Porsche Cayenne Coupe?

The new Porsche Cayenne Coupe, as the identify suggests, is a swoopier, small-roof model of the standard Cayenne. Similar to the BMW X6 or the Mercedes GLE Coupe, this far more desirable seeking model of the Cayenne capabilities a tighter-fitting roof, broader haunches and, from some angles, a seem that vaguely resembles the nose and profile of a 911. Even though a lot of uncover SUV-coupes to be frivolous, and they might have a point, there’s no denying Porsche at least has its sportscar heritage and DNA to draw on. So, is the Coupe truly worth forking out added for? The primary Cayenne Coupe prices Rs 1.31 crore, as in opposition to the standard Cayenne’s Rs 1.twenty crore.

What does the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe seem like?

There’s no denying, the coupe seems quite a few moments sportier than the standard Cayenne. Porsche designers have carried out a excellent position in melting absent a lot of the visible bulk, and that block-like profile on the normal Cayenne that often jars, that is gone too. Also, as opposed to some of the competitiveness, the Cayenne Coupe hardly seems forced or deliberate.

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Porsche has carried out a excellent position generating the Cayenne Coupe’s rear design seem normal and not forced.


To realize this, Porsche has ‘slammed’ the roof by 20mm, the ‘A’ and ‘C’ pillars are now severely raked, and then to intensify the coupe-like effect, the top of the roof is completed in dim color, visually reducing the roofline –smart. For the roof, you can both get a comprehensive 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 increase by 135mm and instantly deploys when you cross 90kph.


At the edge of the roof, there’s a massive mounted spoiler, which is effective with an lively spoiler housed at the base of the rear windscreen. Capable of extending by 135mm, it’s deployed instantly at the time the SUV has crossed 90kph. There’s, interestingly, no rear wiper.

Even though the rear of the automobile is 18mm broader, there aren’t a lot of changes in components over the normal Cayenne. Porsche has retuned the 3-chamber air suspension to make the Coupe push in a sportier method, and some smaller changes carried out on the sportier GTS steering program have been drafted in listed here too. The program has been developed to offer improved frictional suggestions and fat over before Cayennes, and the Coupe gets Porsche’s Electric power Steering Furthermore that lowers assistance significantly as speed rise.

What is the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe like to push? 

The very first matter you discover is that, on its 3-chamber air suspension, the Cayenne Coupe rides like no automobile on 21-inch wheels has the correct to. There’s no edgy shuffle, no bobbing, and no thud-thudding both. In simple fact, over our normal surfaces, the Coupe rides practically as properly as any luxury SUV. Yes, there is a trace of stiffness and some smaller total of movement is there, but that aside, comfort and ease stages are so good, the Coupe can pass muster as normal day-to-day transportation, and that is crucial.

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The 21-inch wheels seem excellent and don’t hamper journey top quality.


Decide on Sport, this is a Porsche, get it onto an ideal highway and the Cayenne Coupe also, incredibly rapidly, telegraphs its intent to you by using the rim of the steering. Now a lot far more direct, when compared to before Cayennes of this technology, the steering is slack-no cost and only gets better the more difficult you push the Coupe. Limited human body control guarantees route changes are handled by what feels like only smaller actions, and then, as extended as you are precise and deliberate into corners, the Coupe really does truly feel sporty and enjoyable, regardless of the scales reading through in excess of two.1 tonne. Porsche simply cannot fully defy the rules of physics, and you do truly feel the mass when you sluggish down, speed up or make massive directional changes, but all in all, the Cayenne now truly feel a little bit far more agile and willing. Of class, it assisted that our automobile has a steered rear axle, which performs an crucial element when it comes to agility. And then simply because the 4-wheel-push program basically operates in rear-wheel-push mode, you get a trace of oversteer on gravelly corners.

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The Cayenne Coupe feels sporty and enjoyable regardless of it weighing two.1 tonnes.


The 340hp solitary-turbo V6 also has sufficient electrical power when you are diving in and out of corners. The engine has a fairly sporty exhaust take note, it spins freely and its -100kph time of 6.0sec dead is good sufficient too. It is just that this is a Porsche, and specifically in a straight line, and from relaxation, you anticipate a little bit far more of a kick and a little bit far more drama. Odd matter is you can’t even choose for the Cayenne Coupe S that has 430hp. On the other hand,the solitary-turbo engine is responsive, the gearbox capabilities properly in targeted traffic and driving is easy. Would like the motor have been a little bit smoother nevertheless,and the gearbox could have been little bit a lot quicker on the draw in Comfort and ease and Sport too.

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


The Cayenne Coupe also has an Off-highway mode. Decide on this and the SUV rises up on its air springs, providing you sufficient clearance to consider it off the overwhelmed route. Now all you have to do is consider treatment of individuals massive 21-inch wheels. So, regardless of at the rear of exceptionally sporty in how it drives, you can also access locations only SUVs with lots of clearance can get to.

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Air-suspension offers sufficient ground clearance to go off-highway.


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

With our target on rear-seat comfort and ease, does the 20mm decrease roofline necessarily mean minimized rear seat comfort and ease? Not seriously. Porsche has solved the problem by mounting the bench 30mm decrease, when compared to the normal Cayenne. This does necessarily mean that you are sat a little bit decrease and a little bit far more knees up, but what you also get is hundreds and hundreds of legroom, a completely reclined back relaxation and even a extended, comfortable seat. The mounted panoramic roof brightens up the cabin, as and when you have to have it, visibility out is not too compromised, and you also get tender-near doors and electrical window blinds.

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


If you are common with the Cayenne and its significant-top quality sprint, the Coupe comes with no sizeable changes. The twelve.3-inchscreen however stands out as some thing particular, the instrument panel with the tachometer at the centre and the screens on both aspect seems correctly Porsche and with the 3-spoke steering completed in significant-gloss chrome, there are lots of specifics to stare at. I specifically like the massive bracket-like chrome vents, and the knurled specifics on the metallic buttons and switches that truly feel particular and this is also true of the aviation-impressed shiny black central console that is comprehensive of buttons that function on capacitive touch.

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The significant-top quality dashboard shares its design and structure with the standard Cayenne. 


The concealed menus that pop up on the touchscreen when your finger nears it are, nonetheless, an pointless supply of confusion, the stopwatch mounted on the top of the sprint is however a head scratcher and you will have to have to purchase lots of USB C adapters for your phones and units. And for individuals of you who do not pack light-weight, make sure you remember thatthe 16 {ed0b873b90f1b87a4f3b347f1646a477c6eee9bccb9dcbe5ac9cb67a3d16495a} lesser,625-litre boot is not as massive as it should really be on an SUV of this dimensions.

Should really I purchase the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe?

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If you are seeking for a sporty luxury SUV, the Cayenne Coupe ticks a large amount of bins. Clearly sportier and far more desirable seeking than the block-like standard automobile, it is also a person of the most effective-seeking autos of its genre. It has the stance, there is a apparent bloodline to Porsche’s sportier autos seen and then, impressively, the Coupe is not impractical both. Far from it, comfort and ease stages on the within are practically as good, the automobile plainly feels far more particular on the within, top quality stages are incredibly significant and then while the boot is a little bit lesser, it is also fairly simple too. Then the journey is at ease regardless of the 21-inch wheels. and the Coupe also drives like a Porsche should really. It is no 911, for guaranteed, but you can certainly derive a honest total of driving enjoyment on a winding highway or grime highway. It does have to have a little bit far more grunt, and far more performance would be a lot appreciated, but should really you purchase the Coupe rather of the normal Cayenne? Surely, if you want a little bit far more model and do not intellect sacrificing a little bit of practicality. 

Also see:

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