• Report: Porsche Working on A Large, Three-Row Crossover-Sedan

We’re not sure what it is, but they say it’s part sedan, part crossover, whatever that means

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A new report is claiming that Porsche is looking to expand its SUV lineup even further with a model that slots above the Cayenne as a flagship crossover of sorts. The model, which is currently without a name, was shown off in a rendering to various dealers, but it is expected to launch in the second half of this decade. Does Porsche need a three-row crossover? Well, there’s some interesting information coming together on this one.

Note: Porsche Cayenne Turbo shown here

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The report of this new Porsche SUV comes courtesy of Automotive News. In that report, one dealer says that this new model is “part sedan, part crossover” and even went so far as to call it “rakish.” Digging even further, it is said that this new model doesn’t share any styling or design cues with the Macan or the Cayenne, the latter of which it will dethrone if this report turns out to be accurate. Power will reportedly come from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain at first with an all-electric model to arrive sometime later. But what does Porsche say about this?

Denial….kind of.

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A Porsche spokesperson to Automotive News that the vehicle was part of the “Porsche Unseen” program and that the program creates and shows off renderings for potential vehicles. The spokesperson went on to say that a “the majority of which don’t make it beyond the ideas stage. We’re grateful for such creativity within our business, as we’re continually exploring new opportunities and where we might compete in the future.” Boy, that sure is Porsche talk for “we don’t want to spill the beans,” right?

If the report does turn out to be accurate, the resulting model could take inspiration or innovation from Audi’s Project Artemis and the awesomely codenamed Audi Landjet flagship vehicle. This model is supposed to arrive in 2024 and would feature some type of advanced driving assistance that would allow it to drive very long distances without human interaction – something that sounds like level 3 or level 4 autonomy.

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As for now, there’s no telling what’s going to happen, but with the way SUVs are still so popular, it wouldn’t be surprising for Porsche to expand its lineup into even larger territory. It could even take the less-sporty, more-luxurious route where it could compete with other high-end SUVs like the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and Bentley Bentayga even better than it does now.

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