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Porsche Can't Decide Whether To Build Cayenne And Macan Coupes

The BMW X6 simply can't hog the entire segment, can it?

Porsche makes a lot of money selling Cayennes and Macans. But that doesn't necessarily mean that coupe and full EV variants will arrive in the near future. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume spoke with Automotive News regarding this very subject and admitted a final decision won’t be made until early next year. "We have to check if it makes sense for Porsche to come with an SUV," Blume said. "But the so-called Mission E isn't going to be the last project in electro mobility. We will continue. That's very, very clear.”

Earlier reports suggested Porsche’s second EV, following the launch of the Mission E, will be an electrified Macan. However, the next generation Macan is due to arrive in 2022, so assuming this current generation Macan will be given the full EV treatment, a 2021 launch date sounds about right. As for a potential Cayenne coupe? Considering the all-new Cayenne is only just now going on sale, Porsche still has some time to make a decision. But why is Porsche even interested in a coupe variant of the Cayenne? Because it could use something to rival the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Porsche hasn’t even completely ruled out a Macan coupe either.

Despite the Cayenne’s sleek lines, it’s still classified as a mid-size crossover, not a coupe crossover. Eventually, a Cayenne EV will arrive, but it’s still way too early to know specifics. The Macan EV, which sounds likely, especially since BMW has plans for an X3 EV, is pretty much a given; the coupe variant(s) are somewhat less certain. If we had to guess, the Macan EV and a Cayenne coupe will both be given the green light. Both make sense given today’s crossover market.

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