After the first sighting of the Porsche Cayenne Coupe nearly two years ago, the sleek-roofed Porsche SUV has been spotted testing in public once more, here looking much more resolved than what previously appeared to be a Panamera on stilts.

The front end of the test vehicle here appears to be just about identical to that of the standard Cayenne bodystyle, and the similarities carry on through the A-pillars. The coupe distinctions begin at the middle of the front door, where the top of the window frame appears to sport a slightly more pronounced kink. Don’t be fooled by the D-pillar brightwork, though; look past it, and the actual windowline is much more 911-esque.

Thus, the side window aperture continues to shrink the further it goes rearwards, where the rear haunches appear to also feature a more accentuated pair of ‘hips’. Despite the cladding on the rear end, this can be expected to wear a set of slim tail lights as seen on the current Cayenne and the Panamera, which in turn are modelled after those on the 911.

As with the standard Cayenne, the Cayenne Coupe is built upon the VW Group’s MLB Evo platform which underpins the likes of the Audi Q7 and Bentley Bentayga. Images of the interior have yet to surface, however it can be expected to be very similar, if not identical to that of the standard Cayenne’s.

Dashboard architecture should follow suit, with a central tachometer flanked by a seven-inch screen on each side, and a 12.0-inch central infotainment screen. Naturally, the new sloping roofline dictates that rear occupant headroom and luggage compartment capacity will be reduced from the standard Cayenne.

Set for a debut later this year, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe could make its appearance at the Paris Motor Show. Powertrain options could likely include V6 and V8 biturbo engines, possibly even the 680 hp/850 Nm plug-in hybrid drivetrain from the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.