• Dec 4th 2007 at 5:32PM
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Wendelin Wiedeking said so himself: "there will be no baby Cayenne." He was telling the truth, but according to latest rumor he simply didn't finish telling the truth. There will be no baby Cayenne that is sold alongside the current Cayenne. But it is speculated that the current Cayenne, for its next generation, will get smaller. After succeeding spectacularly with the Cayenne, Porsche has supposedly decided that it wants to inject the car with better performance and a more car-like driving experience.

All that means is: they want to CUV-ify it. Engines would be carried over, which would give the car the same power yet potentially better mileage. Porsche is pegging 24 mpg. But the Cayenne hybrid, especially with less to drag around, could increase that appreciably (for what will still be a heavy vehicle), since Porsche is projecting 26 mpg for the hybrid at its current size. So here's an SAT word game for you: Touareg is to Cayenne as Tiguan is to....?

[Source: eGM Car Tech]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      This is happening because Porsche is afraid of losing potential Cayenne customers to Range Rover Sport, BMW X6 and other upcoming suvs which will be lower and wider, thus with low-center of gravity and less weight.

      This is smart as to avoid any overlap with Q7 and Touareg, both of which are doing well against new X5, ML, GLX, and others. Oh Porsche's image goes back to being focused at maximizing on-road handling.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Fine with me if they CUV-ify it. I like the Cayenne cuz I have a bad back and the relatively upright seating position is better for me - but I still want to race around like I'm in a sportscar. I do like the fact that the current Cayenne has true off-road potential, but although one day I may have enough money to buy a turbo, if I'm honest I don't think I'll ever have enough money to go off-roading in my turbo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If they are not going to get rid of it, making it less like the gas guzzling porky SUV it is would be a good move.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should just take the Cayman and add really long stilt-like shocks to it. It would have more authenticity and save on development costs. Plus when someone buys it used, they can just replace the shocks and have a real Porsche instead of a tarted up VW Toureg...
        • 7 Years Ago

        So true...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Could they make it so small that it just disappears. Please.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Do you think the Cayenne looks bad?
        Although it might look a bit agressive, I like the car.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "i think the only reason people hate the cayenne is because it's a Porsche SUV."

        Or it could be the fact that it looks like a big-ass marshmallow with wheels.

        I cannot stand to look at it, but there are literally hundreds where I live.

        • 7 Years Ago

        hahaha point taken... but if it's the bubbly shape you don't like then you probably don't like any porsche/vw/audi/modern bentley. most of those cars are very curvacious.
      • 7 Years Ago
      why not shrink it so much that they don't have to make the panamera. because nobody wants to see panameras on the road
        • 7 Years Ago
        I only agree because the spy shots make the car look more bloated than a CLS. I think that the Cayenne should try to be more like a touch smaller than a Highlander, but bigger than a RAV 4. Secondly, they could learn alot from the BMW X6. I'd buy one of those.
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