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 |  Jul 23 2014, 9:44 PM


The 2015 Porsche Cayenne has officially been unveiled with new styling and more performance.

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 |  May 06 2014, 7:32 AM


Now that Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a concept of its BMW X4 and X6 fighter, Porsche is next on the list to join the competition.

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 |  Mar 14 2014, 2:05 PM


Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Porsche has not only turned to producing SUVs, but hybrid ones as well.

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 |  Dec 17 2013, 2:02 PM

Just What the Cayenne Needs: More Power!


How does one define excess? Well, aside from “Googling” the word or grabbing one of those ancient, paper-bound things called dictionaries, I would offer the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S as a suggestion.
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 |  Dec 01 2013, 8:45 AM


Porsche has announced a special edition for its six-cylinder Cayenne model called the Platinum Edition.

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 |  Oct 31 2013, 2:41 PM


Porsche has practically already revealed the new Macan, though it will officially debut to the public at the upcoming LA Auto Show, and now the German automaker has released a new video of the baby Cayenne testing in California. 

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 |  Oct 16 2013, 1:32 PM


Porsche released photos of its upcoming Macan crossover today showing almost all of the vehicle uncovered.

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 |  Sep 06 2013, 11:20 AM

Porsche Macan title

Spy photographers have captured the 2014 Porsche Macan yet again, this time as it circles the legendary Nürburgring in Germany.

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 |  Jul 05 2013, 8:32 AM

Porsche Leipzig GmbH

Half a million Porsche Cayenne SUVS can be counted among the automaker’s roster of vehicles built.

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 |  Jun 13 2013, 9:02 AM


Porsche is readying a refreshed version of its Cayenne SUV and the car was just spied testing in Germany.

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 |  Jun 07 2013, 9:32 AM


Production of the Porsche Cayenne has resumed at a slow pace after being stopped because of floods in the Czech Republic. 

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 |  May 05 2013, 6:33 PM


Each week, we recap the most popular videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel just in case all seven days passed you by and you missed out.

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 |  Nov 18 2012, 1:01 PM

When the Porsche Cayenne gets its mid-cycle refresh in 2014, the German automaker will offer a plug-in hybrid variant to the SUV lineup called e-Hybrid.

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 |  Oct 18 2012, 6:32 PM

Last week, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S was revealed boasting 550 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from its 4.8-liter V8 powerplant.

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 6:48 AM

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S will be the new flagship model for the German automaker’s SUV lineup, and the first photos of the top-of-the-line, twin-turbocharged V8 Cayenne have surfaced.

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 |  Sep 11 2012, 8:31 AM

Stuck deciding between a Porsche Cayenne diesel model the hybrid? The decision just got a lot tougher (or easier) now that the EPA has released its fuel economy ratings for the diesel SUV.

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 |  Jul 17 2012, 8:32 AM

Porsche owners driving a 2011-12 Panamera Turbo, 2012 Panamera Turbo S or 2012 Cayenne Turbo should be advised: their car’s forced induction system might be faulty.

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 |  Jul 12 2012, 12:06 PM

Certain 2012 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, 2011-12 Panamera Turbo and 2012 Panamera Turbo S vehicles are being recalled in Canada because the turbine in the turbocharger might have been incorrectly manufactured. 

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 |  Jun 29 2012, 8:45 PM

Porsche has announced that 500,000 vehicles have now been built at its plant in Leipzig, Germany.

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 6:15 PM

There will be no model made to slot under the Boxster (pictured above) in terms of price or size according to Bernhard Maier, head of Porsche sales and marketing.

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 |  Jun 20 2012, 7:02 PM

For yet another year, Porsche has something to brag about thanks to J.D. Power and Associates’ Initial Quality Study, which was released today.

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 |  Apr 14 2012, 11:01 AM

Due next year is an update for the highly controversial Porsche Panamera model, a restyling change that should make it more appealing to the eyes. But rumor has it that the German automaker has much more planned for its sedan in the near future.

The 2013 update should also bring a long wheelbase variant, which will undoubtedly be popular in China. But the interesting rumor is that Porsche could be working on shooting brake (wagon) and cabriolet variants for its Panamera model. Despite Porsche product planning wanting to bring the second-generation Panamera to market in 2015, the early revamp will surely bring more variants in order to extend the new lifecycle.

Industry spies are also predicting that Porsche will produce a smaller Panamera model, perhaps named Pajun, and could arrive in 2017 with two or three different body styles.

To compete with the BMW X6, Porsche may also be introducing a four-door coupe version of its next-generation Cayenne and could hit showroom floors in 2016.

While much of the above are just rumors, we can surely expect the second-generation Cayman later this year along with more variants of the new 911. Expected soon is the Carrera 4, 4S, Cabriolet 4, 4S, GTS, and Porsche may have a surprise with a 911 Targa in 2014. The 991 version of the 911 Clubsport, Turbo and Turbo S, GT3, and GT2 RS will probably still be a couple of years out.

[Source: Automobile Mag]

 |  Mar 01 2012, 7:15 PM

Americans will finally get a look at the U.S.-spec Porsche Cayenne diesel when it debuts at this year’s New York International Auto Show.

The Cayenne Diesel will sport a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine, also featured in the Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7.

The oil-burner is expected to make either 240-hp like the European Cayenne Diesel, or 225-hp like the TDI Touareg and Q7. It’ll be backed with 406 lb-ft of torque and should get better fuel efficiency than the Cayenne S Hybrid’s 24-mpg highway. Unfortunately it’s also expected that the diesel-powered Cayenne will get under 20-mpg city.

Even though diesel models aren’t as popular in America as they are in Europe, other luxury automakers are testing the water with diesel variants of popular models such as the Mercedes-Benz GLK.

As gas prices consistently rise and consumers look more to efficiency as a critical factor, companies at all levels are realizing the importance of hybrid and diesel options, even in the U.S.

We’ll be reporting live from New York, bringing you coverage of the Cayenne diesel and other releases.

[Source Car&Driver]

 |  Jan 20 2012, 3:30 PM

The 100,000th second generation Porsche Cayenne was assembled today in Porsche’s Leipzig, Germany plant and marks steady and clear growth for the German automaker.

The public and auto journalists alike had their doubts about the Cayenne when it was first brought to the North American market in 2003, but the luxury SUV has held its own and has had strong sales since the beginning. In 2011, the second generation Cayenne increased its sales by 15 percent over the 2010 model year selling 29,023 units in the United States.

Along with the 100,000th second generation Cayenne, Porsche is celebrating its 10th year of producing vehicles at the Leipzig site. “Ten years ago the success story of Porsche Leipzig started. What was a greenfield site, today ranks among the most modern car plants in the world. In addition to the Cayenne, Leipzig is also where Porsche produces the very successful Panamera luxury saloon, approximately 70,000 units of which have now rolled off the production line. That is why more than 93,800 vehicles left the Porsche plant in Leipzig in 2011, more than in any year before”, says Wolfgang Leimgruber, Member of the Executive Board of Production and Logistics of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

Mirroring the American numbers, China has also recorded a sharp increase in the purchasing of the luxury SUV. From 2009 to 2010, Cayenne sales increased 14 percent in China and Porsche forecasts that by 2014 China will be its largest market.

The Leipzig plant will be adding a third shift to keep up with demand on the Cayenne, and will no doubt be kept busy by a re-surging auto market worldwide.

Click here to read AutoGuide’s 2011 Porsche Cayenne review.