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53Audi exec reconfirms plans for BMW X6 rival

It's been a spell since we caught wind of the rumored BMW X6 fighter from Audi, but Automotive News Europe reports the vehicle is still in development. The publication quotes Walter de'Silva, design chief with the Volkswagen Group, as saying Audi will definitely launch a more athletic crossover positioned between the Q5 and the Q7. Details are understandably scarce at the moment, but the vehicle will likely be designed to help Audi tap into the premium softroader segment where buyers aren't afra

48Porsche Cajun mini-SUV confirmed, due to arrive in 2014

Porsche has officially confirmed what's been rumored for at least three years – the German automaker will build a small SUV to slot in below its highly successful Cayenne. With the working name "Cajun," Porsche wants the mini 'ute to provide younger customers another point of entry into the brand.

AddReport: Walter de'Silva to work on Porsche Cajun

There's no debating that the engineers at Porsche are some of the best in the business. Their designers? Well let's just say that short of the 918 Spyder concept, they've been a little too preoccupied redesigning the Christmas tree to jumpstart the marque's design ethos any time in the last...oh, say, 80 years. That's where Walter de'Silva comes in.

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