Official: Porsche builds Cajun in Germany at Leipzig image

It’s official: The new little SUV from Porsche with the project designation “Cajun” will be manufactured at the Porsche plant in Leipzig. This was decided by the supervisory board today.

Within the context of the Cajun production, at least one thousand new jobs are to be created in Leipzig, and additional new jobs at Porsche in Zuffenhausen and Weissach.

Subject to approval by the authorities, construction work at the 400 hectare (1.54 square miles) site is scheduled to begin in 2011.

“During the production of the Cayenne and the Panamera, our Leipzig plant has impressively proved that it can produce premium vehicles of highest quality,” says Matthias Müller, chairman of the Porsche AG board of management. “The decision in favour of this location is proof of our trust in the skills and qualifications of our Leipzig associates, and at the same time another contribution to the economic advancement of the region.”

Still, the automaker did not unveil any technical details about the upcoming SUV. The new crossover SUV will enter production somewhere in 2012 – early 2013 and will be marketed as a cheaper alternative for those who want the Cayenne but can’t afford it.