Porsche Cajun SUV: China Could Build, Like Audi Q5

By Posted 20 Jan 2011, 11:01

Toward the end of last year Porsche announced that they were to launch a new SUV to their lineup. The new model will be called the Cajun and differs from the Cayenne, as it is not only smaller but also cheaper as well – we can here you getting excited at that prospect already.

What is also interesting about the new SUV is the rumors that it could be built in China, much like its sister company does with the Audi Q5. The New York Times has reported on a recent article from Focus, a German magazine, which said that the Porsche CEO said that the current factory in Stuttgart would be unable to cope with the production of the new SUV.

However, we have also learned that it will just not be the Cajun but other models that could be built in China as well. Let us hope that health and safety standards will be up to scratch, its one thing having issues with companies that make phones, but the auto industry is much more life threatening if something was to go wrong.

Looking at some renderings that we found on Top Speed, you can clearly see a relation between the Cajun SUV and the Cayenne. The issue we have is that the Cayenne is like Marmite; you either love it or hate it. I do not want to say what camp I am in, but an SUV should be made to go on off-road, and the Porsche SUV and others like it are not.

Do you think that Porsche should continue to make SUVs, or should they go back to basics? However, they did try to do both with the Merdad Porsche Cayenne.

  • Clug

    "hear" NOT "here" please :-)
    Love,
    The Grammar Police, Porsche Owner & Enthusiast

  • jim

    "here you getting excited" try "hear …."

  • Jesse

    You might be surprised at the Cayenne's off road ability. I watched a dubbed german auto show on TV which tested the classic Mercedes G-Class against the Porche Cayenne off road and the Cayenne actually won overall because it had higher ground clearance (height adjustable suspension) and better tires. No personal experience though.