Porsche Cayenne front view driving in water
The Porsche Cayenne is an SUV capable of high performance on road and off.
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The Porsche Cayenne propelled Porsche into a most unlikely market category for an esteemed sports-car manufacturer: the sport utility vehicle. Check out the article linked below to find out why some auto enthusiasts were outraged about the move, and what Porsche has done to prove them wrong.

Porsche argued that in the garage of the majority of its owners, parked next to the
Porsche 911 or Porsche Boxster, was a luxury SUV. It may as well be a Porsche SUV, the automaker reasoned. Besides, an entry into the relatively stable and highly profitable SUV market would enable Porsche to weather the ups and downs of sports car demand. That in turn would permit Porsche to keep producing the very sports cars that earned it that esteem in the first place.

For the complete story of the Porsche Cayenne, see:
  • Porsche Cayenne History: Born of economy necessity and a design shared with Porsche's original 1940s associate, Volkswagen, the Cayenne burst upon the scene for 2003 as something really new: a sport utility vehicle capable of astonishing performance both on road and off. Learn about the Cayenne's development, design, and performance in this generously illustrated article.
Check out the complete story of Porsche cars, including these fabulous models:

Porsche 356

Porsche 911

Porsche 914

Porsche 924, 944, 968

Porsche 928

Porsche 959

Porsche Boxster

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayman

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