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Porsche Confirms Cajun SUV Production At Leipzig Plant

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2011 Porsche Cayenne S

2011 Porsche Cayenne S



We already know that Porsche is working on a fifth model series, a new compact SUV positioned below the Cayenne and its first to be designed under Volkswagen Group chief designer Walter de’ Silva’s watchful eye. Now we know where the model, which carries the working title of 'Cajun', will be built: at Porsche’s plant in Leipzig, Germany.

Unlike the Cayenne, which is partially built at Volkswagen Group’s Bratislava plant in Slovakia, alongside the Volkswagen Touareg, the new Porsche Cajun will be fully built in Leipzig, including all its bodywork, painting and interior fitting.

More than 1,000 jobs are expected to be created at the Leipzig plant, as well as additional opportunities at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen and Weissach facilities.

No other details about the Cajun were revealed, except that it will be light and easy-to-handle and that it will be an entry-level model for Porsche.  

Porsche is thought to be working closely with Audi in developing the Cajun, which is believed to share a modified version of the Audi Q5 platform. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the new SUV, however, as its retail debut isn’t pegged for until 2014.
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  1. as excited as i am about the fact that there will be a sub Cayenne Porsche in the market, what upset me is that the prciing will be more expensive than its stable mate and competition Q5. With the Q5 touching the $70k mark the Porsche will not enter the market for anything less than $80k (with a small V6) as it is recognised as being the more premium brand. This is a massive stretch financially but it would proove to be huge success as really everyone would love a porsche and even more so if they keep to the agressive and tight lines of the new 2011 Cayenne. a hypo turbo V6 or the standard V8 woudl top the marque but woudl put it well into Cayenne teritory int he low $100k+ area
     
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  2. Ought to sell like hotcakes in Louisiana; I'll have mine in 'Gumbo Beige' with black interior, Danke!
     
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