According to a series of rumors, Porsche may build the new SUV in China or U.S. However, this is very unlikely.
According to AutoNews, Porsche will add about 500 new employees to aid in the production of the company’s upcoming compact SUV, the Cajun.
Today, another sign that comes to confirm that the Cajun will be rolled off the assembly lines of a German facility emerged: Volkswagen plans to invest up to 500 million Euros in the Leipzig production facility, as it probably gears up for building the new Porsche model. The Leipzig plant currently produces the Cayenne full-size SUV and Panamera sedan.
The new investment will cover all aspects of car production – body shops and paint facility will be added.
“There hasn’t been a final decision, but I see the Cajun at Porsche’s Leipzig plant,” Michael Macht, who is the former CEO at Porsche, told Automotive News Europe sister publication Automobilwoche.
Matthias Müller, President of Porsche, said that Porsche will sell 200,000 vehicles per year by 2018 (against 97,000 in 2010). The expansion of the Leipzig plant will achieve this goal.