Around January 2017 several reports appeared about Porsche testing the new 2017 Cayenne Coupe Electric SUV. The idea that Porsche was going for a coupe-ified lower crossover in order to compete with the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and different other slammed SUVs became real. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Electric SUV is electric-powered, based on various different sources. There are EV stickers all around the engineering prototype. Spy photographers did not hear much of the engine. This is what basically highlighted the fact that the model is either hybrid with a saintly EV mode or a completely electric SUV.
We have no idea what powertrain will be included but Porsche is definitely working really hard to challenge the various different EV crossovers that are developed by car makers in the premium market. Super-sizing cars is a sigma that is associated with Porsche at the moment so this one new model tries to stop the sigma.
Electric Porsche Cayenne Coupe Testbed
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Electric SUV is obviously targeting the all electric EQ Mercedes planned SUV, the Tesla Model X and the similar SUVs that are now on the market or the various different ones that are rumored.
Obviously, there are different insiders at Porsche that were instantly asked questions about the model tested. According to those sources, the SUV is not production approved. However, the test-car was put through long-distance tests. This is a sign that the SUV is close to getting ready to be launched.
Other reports say that the model tested now was an electric version of the Audi E-tron. However, spy photographs clearly highlight Porsche characteristics. If the design that is mentioned will remain defined, it is quite obvious we will have a seriously good-looking option on the market.
There are many different trends that appear in the Electric SUV market at the moment. The idea is to move away from the SUVs that are large and heavy. All premium manufacturers, including Porsche now want to clean up the 4X4s, especially when looking at the most expensive models. Electrification is important and since SUVs are popular, it makes sense to keep combining them.
No word is available about the debut of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Electric SUV but who knows what to expect this year? You will surely appreciate the result, no matter when it will be launched on the market, if it will be launched.