Here’s a very short but precise statement released by Porsche earlier today: “During its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, laid the foundations for continuous and successful growth of the company. The Supervisory Board instructed the Board of Management to drive forward the development of a further model series up to series production. Under the working name"Cajun", this efficient and sporty model will further expand the world's most successful Porsche segment in the SUV sector. In addition to the new Cayenne, which has clearly consolidated its market position as the most successful sporty SUV in the premium segment, the "Cajun" will also have a very positive impact with its typical Porsche features such as light weight, ease of handling and agility. As an attractive entry model in the Porsche world, the "Cajun" will attract new and even younger customers to the premium brand along with the Boxster, the market leader in the segment of two-seater, mid-size sports cars.”
So there you have it, confirmation that Porsche is introducing another Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) to its lineup of already varied cars. The baby, currently referred to as the Cajun, is second to the Cayenne and will share its underpinnings with similarly-sized Volkswagen Group stablemate the Audi Q5.
Furthermore powertrains and engines will be shared between the two, including the 3.0 TDI diesel with over 550Nm of torque and a Hybrid. This being Porsche, we also expect a more performance-oriented Cajun to go after a possible BMW X3 M, if not the normal 225kW xDrive35i being launched in Mzansi this week.
How interesting that a company that used to be known for selling sports cars now sells more SUVs than the iconic 911, and wants to sell even more SUVs!
NOTE: pictured are two 2011 Cayenne examples