The brand’s first all-electric station wagon, the 2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, is far from a vintage vehicle, according to Gary Gastelu, editor of Fox News Autos.
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! You have to see it to believe it, but Porsche once produced a convertible Cayenne SUV.
In honor of the SUV’s 20th anniversary, the automaker has unveiled the concept car for the first time.
One of several alternative designs for the Cayenne that were being considered includes a coupe and a stretched three-row variant in addition to the two-door design study.
The only vehicle to be converted to metal was the convertible, and the outcome is, to put it mildly, strange.
Because they weren’t sure which one looked best, it features two different rear end designs, which is the most obvious characteristic.
One has a higher taillight location on the corners of the car and is more vertical.
It was intended to have a roof that opens more like the contemporary Porsche 911 Targa’s than a fold down soft top, therefore the windscreen and front roof pillars were shorter than on the normal model.
Due to its multiple joints, the trunk lid can tilt in the direction of the back seats and accept the roof piece as it crosses the fixed support roll hoop there.
Porsche never had to decide on the rear end aesthetics because it finally opted not to produce the convertible, although it has since released a four-door Cayenne Coupe with a steeper rear roof than the conventional model.
However, it wasn’t until roughly ten years later when Nissan unveiled the Murano Crosscabriolet that the concept of a convertible crossover SUV came to fruition.
It was followed by a comparable Range Rover Evoque Convertible from Land Rover, but it was dropped after only two years.
The automotive editor for FoxNews.com, Gary Gastelu, covers the auto business and racing. @foxnewsautos