We know Porsche said there won’t be a baby Cayenne in the future. And we also know they denied the Roxster name. But we want to take our chances and bet on a future baby Cayenee and even more on the "Roxster" name.
Even more if you take a look on the market and on the history a small SUV from Porsche is the most normal thing to happen. For instance, Porsche, Volkswagen and Audi have an SUV built on the same platform: the Cayenne, the Touareg and the Q7. Now, from the things we know there will be the Q5 and the Tiguan built on the same platform. And taking a look on the market: BMW has a small SUV: the X3 and also does Mercedes : the next MLK-Class. As a result we are sure that the baby SUV is going to happen, and will happen quite soon: two years after the Q5 will be launched.
The Cayenne is a real success on the SUV market, but Porsche also needs a small SUV for that part of the customers that prefer luxury, SUV and compact car all in only one model.
The upcoming baby Cayenne was already named by the Autobild magazine Roxster. It will share many of its components with the upcoming Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan. The Roxster will be a luxury car with sporty handling characteristics and high achievement. Sportier than the current Cayenne, it will feature muscular line contours, LED headlamps and taillights.
A while ago there were rumors talking about a smaller SUV from Porsche; that was supposed to be called Roxster , but Porsche said "No, there’s no way we will build a baby Cayenne!" We have a question for you then Porsche: what is this small thing the spy photographers caught testing at Nurburgring? Deny this, if you can!
The future Porsche Roxster will be based on the same platform as the Audi Q5 . We believe under the hood there will be a V6 and a V8 engine for the standard version and a turbocharged V8 for a Turbo version of the small Cayenne. The output will rank between 280 hp and 500 hp for the Turbo version.
About the performance, they will be improved compared to the big Cayenne, one main reason being the loose of weight. So, the Roxster will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 4.5 seconds and will have a top speed of 180 mph.
Few months ago there were rumors about a baby Cayenne (Roxster), but those rumors were denied by Porsche. But wait! It seems that a small SUV is back on track now that the company is increasing its stake in the Volkswagen Group from 31 percent to more than 50 percent.
The future Audi Q5 (that by the way will be unveiled next month at Beijing motor show) will be the basis for the next baby Cayenne. But also there are comments out of Ingolstadt saying that Audi board members blocked the move for fear the Porsche SUV would be a sales threat to the Q5.
Well, we will need to wait and see!
And back to the Q5m it seems that Audi will unveil its new seven-speed double-clutch S-tronic gearbox in the Q5. Known internally as the DL500, the transmission has been engineered for longitudinal engine layouts and can cope with torque loads up to 405 lb-ft and engine revs of up to 8500 rpm.
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