Porsche milestone – 500,000 units made in Leipzig image

The German based automaker Porsche has recently announced that the Leipzig facility has rolled off the 500,000th vehicle to the world.

According to the car manufacturer, the 500,000th vehicle to roll off the Leipzig assembly line is a Porsche Cayenne S, which was actually converted into a command vehicle for the Fire Brigade in Leipzig. The Lord Mayor of the City has received the keys for the crossover from the Porsche CEO and President, Matthias Muller, during a ceremony held earlier today (2nd of July 2012).

“Half a million vehicles in only ten years is a remarkable result for a luxury car manufacturer like Porsche. Behind the success is a strong workforce now numbering 1,005 employees at our production facility in Saxony. I am impressed by the high degree of technical expertise of our Leipzig colleagues. They send forth into the world the seal of quality ‘Made in Germany’ and with it a piece of Leipzig”, as Matthias Muller said during the event.

As a quick reminder, the Porsche Cayenne is a five-seat mid-size luxury crossover made by the company since 2002 and with its over-seas sales beginning in 2003. The Porsche Cayenne is sharing the same platform with the Volkswagen Touareg and the Audi Q7. The model is being assembled in Leipzig, Germany and in Bratislava, Slovakia. The second generation of the crossover is in production since 2010 and it’s coming with a choice of six engines and two transmissions.