The German based automaker Porsche has officially confirmed the production for their baby-Cayenne, named the Pajun, where the crossover will hit the Leipzig production line in 2013, after a 500m euro investment into the factory.
The Porsche Pajun will compete against vehicles like the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK or Range Rover Evoque and the new crossover will be based on the Audi Q5, with its production being scheduled for late 2013, after the automaker will invest 500m euros into the Stuttgart/Leipzig plant to extend the production site.
“We want to expand the production of high-performance sports cars and off-road vehicles in Leipzig. At the same time the ambition is for the plant to achieve the highest standards with a forward-looking quality strategy”, said the Porsche AG Chairman of the board of management, Matthias Muller.
According to the German automaker, the extending of the production site will create more than 1.000 new jobs and the total investment to date in the Leipzig plant is approximately 280 million euro. In 10 years more than 420.000 “Made in Leipzig” Porsches have been produced.
Sadly we don’t have any reports about the engine options available for the Porsche Cajun but rumors say that a 2.0 liter TFSI with 220 horsepower might find its way on the new crossover, along with a supercharged 3.0 liter V6 with 300 HP. A 2.0 liter TDI with 200 HP is also in the question with a 3.0 liter V6 TDI (250 HP). Living in “eco” times, a hybrid is also expected with the 2.0 liter TFSI petrol engine (208 HP) and a 44 HP electric motor.