• Dec 2, 2005

While Porsche-o-philes may have groaned when the Cayenne came to be in 2002, the sacrilegious sport ute has done nothing but help the company's bottom line. For MY2007 the Cayenne will receive its first refreshening with a new front end that incorporates a new headlight design, larger air intakes and a conspicuous front skid plate. The rear and the interior will also get a once over. Expect a hybrid version to follow a year or two later in conjunction with hybrid versions of Audi's Q7 and possibly VW's Touareg.
The website GermanCarFans is also reporting on a rumoured "Compact Cayenne" that would become the brand's fifth model after the Panamera is introduced. Based on Audi's upcoming Q5 mechanicals, this small ute would be aimed squarely at the kidney grille of BMW's X3. Just for fun the site whipped up a couple computer generated images of what a "Compact Cayenne" could look like.

[Thanks Ebm14 for the tip]



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      Christian Helgesen
      • 9 Years Ago
      Isn't this the suv named after a "pepper", and the one with the "blowfish" looking front end?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Not having driven the Jeep SRT I can't directly compare... but I somehow think the Jeep won't have the Porsche's handling. I did a track test drive in the Cayenne and I was amazed... the driver riding along with me kept egging me on to go faster... I took a hairpin at a ridiculous speed and it stuck like glue. Not sure if the Jeep would do that. I wouldn't take it offroad but it handled the offroad course pretty well too!
      • 9 Years Ago
      Hey Abelighten up Francis Of course the Porsche is awesome. But I think you're a little off. I have an 02 Jeep with 130K on it. I have had zero problems and it doesnt squeak at all. Why dont you move to Germany
      • 9 Years Ago
      this is totally above what people normally call jeep, take good look from the back then you will understand what we mean by balance. good recognition
      steve
      • 9 Years Ago
      I hope the drop some of the weight on the hybrid version, sorry but this Porsche is a Pig!!! (weight wise)
      • 9 Years Ago
      Still some ugly Scheiߥ!
      • 9 Years Ago
      #4 Christian, I thought you were kidding about the Jeep SRT8. I went and looked it up and that thing is a beast. Chrysler claims 0-60 in less than 5 secs! Chrysler also says it's the 2nd quickest SRT vehicle after the Viper... Wow. On the other hand, I've driven a regular Jeep Grand Cherokee and it handles and brakes like crap, but maybe the SRT is another story.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Boo Porsche. If you wanna be fast AND have an SUV AND be able to make payments, buy that Jeep SRT-8. That amount of performance isn't even offered by BMW yet and costs you $$$$$$ in a Porsche. for the amount of $ Porsche wants you could have a seriously nice car, not a VW SUV. Plus Jeep actually is an SUV.
      • 9 Years Ago
      WOW! Amazing comparing a quality built German rocket that can be used for all purposes to Chrysler and jeep....junk! The Porsche will be laughing when it takes those tight turns and hard brakes. You actually want to compare all those American junk SUV's that lose control and start fish tailing. There's a reason why people pay extra money for Porsche's and BMW's. Jeep SRT...LMAO. You can have 600 HP car but if that car can't brake on time, take a turn without a scare, and squeaks after 6 months...that's nothing but cheap plastic clipped together like a lego. I'll take any import over any American car any day of the week.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The link doesn't work..and the Cayenne is still a Porsche for whipped men who's wives won't let them get a Carrera :-D