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It would seem that some of the rumors surrounding the upcoming Porsche Cajun were greatly exaggerated. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller has announced that his company won't be producing a new small SUV based off of the Audi Q5 in China or anywhere else, for that matter. Müller said that while the future may force his company to consider moving production of one or more models overseas, right now the automaker will stick to cranking out vehicles in Germany. Previously, Porsche had said that it was taking some time to consider a new manufacturing facility in China – one of the fastest growing car markets on the planet.

Interestingly enough, Porsche hasn't said that the Cajun is dead all together. Müller simply made it clear that the vehicle wouldn't be based on any bones currently bumping around the Volkswagen family tree. The vehicle is intended to land just below the current Cayenne and allow younger buyers to jump into the exclusive Porsche brand at a more accessible price point. Early reports have the Cajun landing in show rooms no sooner than 2014.

[Sources: The Truth About Cars, Gasgoo]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The Cajun development is going at full chat... the car is definite, only it will not be called the Cajun, that's a working title...

      I vote for Rockster
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ha looks like he read all the comments on AB's previous article related to this matter. Good move Mr. Mueller.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Since he is going to read this how about posting some pics somewhere an auto journalist will find them, or if not how about tell us about the drivetrain.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not to mention "Cajun" being a stupid name.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If they do outsource production of the "Cajun" then the opportunity for profit by 3rd parties is too good for some to pass up. It seems that Porsche owners are unusually obsessed with some form of "genetic purity". Perhaps dating back to the good Dr's. relationship with a certain political party. Most recently a small fortune was made here in the U.S. when "shocked" Boxter owners found that their cars were built by Valmet in Finland. Eager dealers bought them up and re-sold them as "Porsches".
      (hint) They always were Porsches, wherever they came from. The problem seems to lie in your skewed ideas of eugenics or whatever. However if the C.E.O. next door to me was revulsed to find that his new PanzerWagen TDI came from somewhere else, I'll be glad to buy it up from my local car broker for 13.75 cents on the dollar and split the savings with him. Smart enough for an M.B.A. Not smart enough to buy a car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like the logo too, my daughter-in-law has a mustang and she likes her little pony on the front. I always tease her and say my next car will have a horse on it too but not a mustang. My step-son never realized there was a horse on the logo, he thought only mustang and ferrari has them. Who would not want a Porsche? I would love a gill wing, old or new, I would take either one. LOL
      Bob Kent
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will no longer be German Made...BMW yes will be German Leader.
      Money is the root to all evil...The begining to the end of Porsche!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, they also said they'd never put a diesel in a Porsche, with pleasure beginning at 5000 rpm, etc. We all know what happened.