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Porsche Cajun to Offer Powerful Diesel Engine 7
Jun
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Cajun, cayenne, porsche on 06 7th, 2011

Any Porsche fans out there eyeing a Cayenne Junior, popularly known as Cajun? It has been a while since we heard of an upcoming Cajun. However, Porsche’s silence regarding the same had made us wonder.

What made us to share this with our viewers is a new report indicating that the model will offer a powerful diesel engine. Before going into details just have a look at the snaps alongside.

The model is expected to be powered by an Audi-sourced 3.0-liter V6 that develops 313 PS (230 kW / 309 hp) and 649 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is all set to make its debut in the facelifted Audi Q5.

Compared to the 3.0-liter V6 currently used in Cayenne that produces 250 PS (184 kW / 247 hp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque, the new variant promises better engine performance.

Stay tuned.

(via Autocar)



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.

 


 



Porsche China & North America Production Facilities to Kick Off Soon 20
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in Audi AG, Audi Q5, Automotive News, Bentley, Bugatti, Cajun, cayman, Focus, Formula-One, Golf Cabriolet, Lamborghini, porsche, Porsche Automobil Holding ., Skoda, SUV, Volkswagen, VW on 01 20th, 2011

Following realization that Porsche’s current assembly plants in Zuffenhausen, near Stuttgart, and Leipzig are too small to meet their high demands, the company is now looking to start production from North America and China. The plan is aimed at hitting the predicted global sales of 200,000 units.

The company believes that building Porsches from North America or China wouldn’t break the tradition since earlier they had given the production of Boxster to Valmet contract manufacturers in Finland.

Porsche is also expected to open a customer centre in China and a test track in Shanghai close to a Formula One track. The company’s dealers in China would be increased from 35 to 85 and then possibly to 100.

It is expected that, during this year itself, Porsche would make a decision on whether to start production from North America or Asia. Porsche might start building their upcoming SUV Cajun in a Volkswagen factory in China.

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Apparently the same factory builds the Audi Q5 (SUV). The previous Karmann factory in Osnabrueck, Germany – now acquired by VW – will be used to boost the production of Boxster and Cayman. VW will use the plant to manufacture Golf Cabriolet.

Porsche is merging with VW, making it VW group’s 10th brand along with the likes of Audi AG, Bentley, Bugatti , Lamborghini, Skoda etc. This happened after VW obtained 49.9% of Porsche Automobil Holding SE’s carmaking unit when Porsche last year failed in a bid to takeover VW.

(Via WCF)







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