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Porsche Cajun Production at Expanded Leipzig Facility 17
Mar
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Cajun, cayenne, Cross over, Leipzig, panamera, porsche on 03 17th, 2011

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.

The earlier Cayenne and Panamera production had already spurred the carmaker to spruce up the production facility at Leipzig.  The move had been to add that extra quality into new car production.

 

The Cajun is to be made on the Audi Q5 platform and will come with a design influenced by Walter de’ Silva, according to the company.  Most probably looking at a 2014 roll out, the car will be positioned to rival models such as Mercedes GLK, BMW X3, and Land Rover Evoque.

It is expected that the Leipzig facility will see great amounts of sprucing up. The expanded facility will also have on offer at least one thousand new jobs.

 


 



BMW X1 US Launch Delayed 14
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in Audi Q5, Automotive News, BMW, BMW X1, Canada, compact vehicles, crossover, Europe, Germany plant, Leipzig, SUV, U.S on 01 14th, 2011

The upcoming X1 crossover of BMW has delayed its U.S launch by almost one year. BMW spokesman Tom Plucinsky said the X1 won’t be coming “until fall of 2011 at the absolute earliest.” The stated reason is that the Leipzig, Germany plant can barely keep up to the extreme demand for the vehicle in the European Markets. Hence the plant is struggling to meet its European orders. Amidst this, US launch is not possible at the moment.

Despite the delay in U.S markets, Canada will get the X1 early this year as scheduled, due to their smaller market size. Moreover, customers over there have more inclination towards compact vehicles.

The small crossover BMW X1 enjoys wide popularity and demand in Europe. The auto recently overtook the Audi Q5 to become Europe’s top selling premium SUV.

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