As announced earlier this year, Porsche has added another body type to its successful SUV, the Cayenne. The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe can be specified in two different roof concepts and boasts performance similarities shared with its 5-door sibling.

A dramatically sloping roofline gives the Cayenne Coupe a more athletic appearance. Three versions of the Cayenne Coupe are now on sale: Cayenne Coupe, Cayenne S Coupe, and Cayenne Turbo Coupe.

Porsche vehicles are imported and distributed in Dubai and the Northern Emirates by Al Nabooda Automobiles. K Rajaram, CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles, said, “We are delighted to unveil the Cayenne Coupé for the first time here in Dubai. A truly worthy addition, this model offers the option of an extra sporty variant within our SUV range. The Cayenne Coupé also reinforces the evolutionary approach Porsche takes to developing its sports cars for the new era.

The Porsche Cayenne Coupe will be available in three trims with increasing levels of performance.

“Inheriting the same technical capabilities implemented in the third generation Cayenne, alongside a sharpened design, the Cayenne Coupé is more progressive, athletic, and emotional in its own right. I have no doubt that this impressive model will generate interest amongst current Porsche owners and enthusiasts alike.”

Except the front end, the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe features completely redesigned body parts. The significantly steeper roofline positions the car as the sportiest-looking model in its segment. Rivals in the space include BMW X6 and Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe. Although it may look sharper than the full-size Cayenne, the Coupe is actually 18mm wider.

It comes with a panoramic fixed glass roof as standard. Passengers get an enhanced sense of space due to the roof, which comes with an integrated roller blind to protect against sun exposure and cold. Optionally, customers can order their Cayenne Coupe with a carbon fibre roof. Of course, options to further radicalise the SUV from the factory are plenty, ranging from bigger wheels, bespoke interior trims, to exhaust systems and weight reduction measures.

The differences between the SUVs are clear when viewed from the rear.

Porsche has fitted the Cayenne Coupe with a Sports Chrono Package as standard. Deriving 340hp and 450Nm from a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged engine, the base trim shoots to 100kph within six seconds. Further up the pecking order, the Cayenne S Coupe uses a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 motor making 440hp and 550Nm in a wide, usable band. It clocks 100kph in five seconds flat and tops out at 263kph.

The range-topping Cayenne Turbo Coupe delivers 550hp and 770Nm from its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, rocketing to the ton in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is a claimed 286kph. All Cayenne Coupe models feature Porsche’s eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox. The underlying architecture, interior design language, and creature comforts are identical between all Cayenne models, including the Coupe trio.

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe models are now available at Porsche Centre Dubai and Northern Emirates, starting from AED 355,900 for the base trim.