When Porsche first introduced the original Cayenne SUV almost a decade ago, the move was immediately decreed as sacrilege by the automaker’s hardcore following of fans right across the globe. However, many quickly came to realize that the Cayenne, in some trim levels at least, was stupidly fast and able to outmatch many dedicated sports cars.
Today the Cayenne is in its second generation and is currently the top-selling model in the Porsche family. This month Porsche announced that it had, in fact, produced its 100,000th second-generation Cayenne after only one full year of sales.
And after driving it, we fully understand why it’s become so popular, not only with those aforementioned hardcore fans but families too.
The Cayenne was completely redesigned for 2011 so this year there aren’t many updates. There’s still four different powertrains to choose from, starting with a 300-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 in base trim and going all the way up to a 500-horsepower...
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