Porsche car maker has unveiled a new model to further expand its range in the SUV segment, it’s 2013 Porsche Cajun Compact SUV. The new Suv compact porsche cajun comes a three-door body style adding and also will have a sporty character to differentiate it from the Audi Q5 and the Leipzig plant as the production site. As an attractive entry-level model, the Cajun is aimed at attracting new and even younger customers to the Porsche brand, along with the Boxster, the market leader in the segment of two-seater, mid-size sports cars.
All exterior and interior panels will be new, but the windshield angle, the firewall, and the roof pillars have to remain as they are on the Audi. To give drivers that classic Porsche sporting feel, the Cajun receives its own sporty seats, a different steering column, and the dashboard from the upcoming Boxster. The Porsche Cajun will have unique body panels and a coupe-like profile, wider and lower body, shorter wheelbase and smaller front/rear overhangs. According to AutoBild, the Porsche will offer room for four passengers.
On the hood it’s with has body structure of the Audi, the Cajun will be using the Audi’s chassis, steering, axles, and Quattro drivetrain. Some of the benefits from having so many fantastic companies under one room. For the power the porsche cajun will come from a 3.0-liter V-6, jacked up to put out 290 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. In addition to those two, there is a Cajun Turbo S on Porsche’s minds. It features the company’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 rated at 350 hp. Being a Porsche it will come with a few tweaks, including the Sport Chrono pack with launch control, excellent brakes with optional carbon-ceramic discs, wheels and tires, and a complete exhaust system including a switchable free-flow sport muffler.
The Porsche Cajun will have some stiff competition in its own country from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, plus Range Rover will be offering up the Evoque. Lexus, Infiniti, and Acura all offer smaller SUVs, but nothing in the same ballpark as the Cajun, as it’s bound to be sportier and more expensive than those Japanese offerings.