The new Cajun crossover from the Porsche stables will be built Germany’s Leipzig. In a bid to spruce up the facility, Porsche has kicked off efforts to add more infrastructure into the factory. These add-ons are expected to come in the form of new assembly line and paint shop.
Porsche is said to be thinking of introducing the diesel Cayenne SUV and diesel Panamera in the US. Porsche may take the decision soon and may launch the vehicles this year itself because U.S is the single largest market for the German car makers.
The Brand new 2011 Porsche Cayenne will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show as a hybrid all-wheel drive. Porsche’s role with its new parent Volkswagen is going to be tested at the SUV category, what matters most is the Cayenne Hybrid will travel around 34.5 miles-per-gallon, which easily makes it the most efficient Porsche vehicle as per current production. Moreover the CO2 emissions is much below 200 grams-per-kilometer.
Further, the Cayenne Hybrid will be available in four engine choices. A 3.6-liter V6 generating 300 hp, a 4.8-liter V8 producing 400 hp, and a 500-horsepower turbocharged 4.8-liter model used on the Cayenne Turbo. Few markets will also get a 240-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 sourced from Volkswagen. The newPorsche Cayenne will also get a brand new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Irrespective of purchasing a hybrid model or a conventional one, each Cayenne will be fitted with stop/start and brake energy recovery systems. Other features promised are adjustable back rests in the new sliding rear bench. More leg room because of the longer wheel base. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne is all set to roll out in March. [via WCF]
People always look up to top-notch SUVs like the Cayenne to set up a benchmark, and Porsche seemingly realizes it. As a consequence the company has affected certain changes meant to make the new Cayenne lighter and more efficient. Speaking of it, the dashing 2011 Porsche Cayenne has been spied testing in Nurburgring and the most evident changes include the pronounced shoulder lines and the headlights that remind of the Panamera. The Germans are definitely targeting fuel efficiency with this model and even a hybrid model is being planned. Word is that the SUV will go into production in 2010 with deliveries expected later in the year. [via WCF]
A Russian design studio in Moscow has some ideas for the Porsche Cayenne. Status Design is calling the design the ‘body-whale’ kit. And if you ask me, ‘it don’t look like no whale.’ Maybe a stingray. Status Design most likely wants us to think marine-animal as in sleekness and power, but a whale? The front is not unlike the Peugeot with its four-tiered grille or am I not seeing the strings to open and close that thing. The kit is made out of high-quality plastic and carbon.
And although the folks in Russia are ingenious, resilient and resourceful, coming up with good names to give to their designs, it’s not their best though.
Breaking news people. We’ve just heard from some of our sources that Porsche’s big SUV, the Cayenne may be testing diesel engines. A photographer managed to spy some interesting pictures of a Cayenne that was filled from the diesel pump, unlike the petrol that we’ve been used to. The next thing that tricks our creativity is that it had different exhaust pipes.
Here is what the guy said:
“I was just passing a petrol station in northern Sweden when I noticed four Porsche Cayennes standing there at a petrol station. There is nothing strange about this situation, but this time it was something that caught my eye. One of the Cayennes was driving off the diesel pump.
As all the cars left the petrol station I followed them for a while, and they stopped outside a restaurant. I noticed that one of the Cayenne’s exhaust pipes were quite different. Not the usual big twin pipes, but instead a single smaller pipe on each side, and that was the Cayenne driving off the diesel pump. With no signs inside the car I decided to wait for them to finish their dinner and listen to the engine as they turned on the engine and drove off. And as suspected, I was right, that was really a diesel powered Porsche – no doubt about that.”
It looks like Porsche is ready to give us the long waited diesel Cayenne sooner than we thought. What do you guys think?