The last thing people expected sports car manufacturer Porsche to launch in the early noughties, yet there it was: the Cayenne. It represented many firsts for Porsche: its first SUV & its first 4-door. But the reason for the Cayenne was simple: survival. Porsche needed to keep up with the trends, & it was a good job it did. Since the arrival of the Cayenne, the SUV market hasn’t exactly suffered. The company has been perfecting its big, muscular, 2-row SUV ever since. Now in its third generation, the basic formula hasn’t been altered. It’s still exciting to drive as well as fast, well-built, & expensive.
Coupe: The latest Cayenne pushes the sports car theme even harder with the addition of a so-called coupe body style that sacrifices some practicality for a more car-like profile. While it rides on the same wheelbase as the regular Cayenne, meaning legroom & cabin storage are unaffected, the chopped roof gives the coupe a sleeker look & also cuts into rear headroom & the cargo area.
Standard: This version offers 4-doors which is the same as the coupe but higher practicality & a lower price.
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne is one of the few SUVs that can rival a high-performance sports car in handling & acceleration capability. Today, unlike when it first entered the market, it has a lot more competition, including hot versions of the BMW X5 & Range Rover Sport.
“With a dynamic design & efficient turbocharged engines. With outstanding digital connectivity that brings the whole world into the cockpit. With versatility, quality & cutting-edge assistance systems, offering both driver & passengers extraordinary comfort. This is how the Cayenne makes the Porsche experience even more fascinating, even more diverse. And yet remains what it has always been: a genuine sports car.”