More details on the future Porsche Cajun
A slip of the tongue by Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkom at the end of September let us in on a spicy little secret; Porsche has plans for a fiery little brother for the Porsche Cayenne. The smaller SUV will be called the Cajun and after a couple of weeks of letting that detail marinate, AutoBild has offered new details on the future SUV. According to them, the new model will be a two-door SUV-coupe, based on the technology of the Audi Q5 and will compete with the recently unveiledLand Rover Evoque. Production for the Cajun will begin in the spring of 2013 giving the Evoque a couple of years to win over the crowd.
Originally, the Cajun was planned as a four-door, but now the company has switched their focus over to a two-door version to start. When compared to the Q5, the Cajun features a slightly wider wheelbase, but a shorter exterior length. All exterior panels, LED headlights, tail lights, and the entire interior comes from the Porsche Design division.
Porsche has planned four engines which can be matched up with a manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The engine line-up includes a 2.0 TFSI pushing out 240 HP/350 Nm, a 3.0 TFSI delivering 292 HP/400 Nm, a 2.0 TDI producing 190 HP/350 NM, and a 3.0 TDI bringing 265 HP/500 NM.