This year has been a very successful year for both the Cayenne and the Panamera, with the newly launched SUV selling just under 30,000 units since its launch in May this year, and the luxury saloon in tow with just under 22,000 sales. These sentiments have been echoed by the awards they have managed to amass in such a short amount of time.
Judges and readers from the world’s top motoring magazines have put their opinions down on par during extensive surveys discussing the best cars for 2010 – in a plethora of categories. The guys at Porsche have much to be proud of with both cars taking home numerous accolades each. Both the Panamera and Cayenne have enjoyed the favor of knowledgeable journalists and the public alike, which goes to show just how popular they are.
Hit the jump to read all about the tons of awards presented to these two models.
The awards themselves are as follows; readers of the German Auto Motor und Sport magazine voted the Porsche SUV as the best-looking model in its class by a long way (we’re just as shocked as you are!), ahead of the Autonis design prize. In the case of the "Das Goldene Klassik-Lenkrad“ (the golden classic steering wheel) prize, issued this year for the first time by the Auto Bild Klassik magazine, the Porsche Cayenne won the title of "Klassiker der Zukunft” (classic car of the future) for the first time in the off-road-vehicle class, netting an astonishing 25% of the votes. On top of this, the Cayenne Diesel won the title of "Firmenauto des Jahres” (company car of the year) which was awarded jointly by the Firmenauto magazine and the Dekra independent inspection organization after extensive testing and comparison runs. That’s a serious haul of trophies for one car in a single business year.
Just as impressive was the luxurious and quick four-door Panamera, which first made its debut in the world markets in September 2009. Since then the car has enjoyed a 13% market share in the upper and luxury segment, currently dominated by the likes of Mercedes, BMW, and Audi. The Panamera has also decorated itself with several public and guild awards. Again, the Auto Motor und Sport readers voted it number one in the "Die besten Autos” (best luxury cars) class. It was also awarded the coveted Auto Trophy by the German Auto Zeitung specialist magazine in addition to "Das Goldene Lenkrad“ (golden steering wheel) from the Bild am Sonntag and Auto Bild publications. In addition, the luxurious Gran Turismo won a whole series of international prizes. The British Vehicle Dynamics specialist magazine gave it the Car of the Year and Dynamic car of the Year awards. In the USA, the editors of the Inside Line online magazine also awarded the Most Desirable Car award to the Panamera.