Porsche Cayenne Coupe to rival BMW X6

Rumors | August 10th, 2016 by 12
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Porsche is now preparing a sleek-roofed SUV to compete with the X6, GLE and a future Range Rover Sport Coupe.

The premium Sports Activity Coupe is bound to get even more crowded. After BMW and Mercedes, Porsche is now preparing a sleek-roofed SUV to compete with the X6, GLE and a future Range Rover Sport Coupe. The new SAC would be based on the next-generation Cayenne – due out in 2018 – and will also inherit some of the engine options. The engine line-up of the 2018 Cayenne will include turbocharged petrol and diesel units, as well as a hybrid option and a rumored electric powertrain.

Porsche could base its Cayenne Coupe electric powertrain technology on that of the confirmed Audi Q6 e-tron, which is due to arrive in 2018. The concept Q6 utilized power from three motors – one mounted up front, sending drive to the front wheels, and the remaining two sited at the rear, acting on the rear wheels.

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The premium SUV segment has been growing over the last 12 months. Sales for most premium automakers were up as automakers prepare to enter the segment with new offerings. Jaguar has been testing its own electric SUV, same as Range Rover and its new SUV Coupe.

BMW saw sales of its X brand vehicles fall 32.7 percent last month (6,156) versus July 2015 (9,151). Year to date X brand units are off 7.4 percent compared to 2015 year to date. BMW sold 54,338 vehicles this year compared to 58,689 in 2015. That has resulted in BMW brand vehicles decreasing 4.4 percent overall in July compared to this time a year ago.

12 responses to “Porsche Cayenne Coupe to rival BMW X6”

  1. Senne says:

    Ridiculous. A “normal” SUV and a crossover to come from Porsche… alright then. But a SAC?? That’s simply crossing the line.

  2. John says:

    If they give it more rear headroom than the X6, it’s going to be a hit. The Cayenne already handles better than the X5, so this should be easy for Porsche to execute properly. Kinda of alarming though, how unpraktisch these SAVs are, especially coming from ze Germans!

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      Lots of journalists have said that the X5 M is better than the Turbo and the Turbo S in every single way performance-wise, and direct comparative tests confirm that, so i wouldn’t be as confident as you are regarding the bimmer’s handling.

      Plus don’t forget that the next gen is gonna use both carbon core and probably rear wheel steering, alongside the new adaptative suspension probably.

      • John says:

        Sorry, I meant that the Cayenne can actually go off-road, where the X5 struggles.

        • Kaisuke971 says:

          People whoo need an Off-road SUV buy Land Cruisers. I’m not sure 1% of Cayenne buyers have even tried to Off-road them, it’s a laughable selling point in this category.

    • Icebreakerr says:

      X6 will always be KING.

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