Right at the beginning of the New Year, Porsche AG,
Stuttgart, celebrated a special production jubilee: employees at the
Leipzig plant put the finishing touches to the 200,000th Cayenne. The
automobile, a red GTS, will be delivered to a customer in the Middle
East. The Cayenne GTS is a distinctly sporting variant of the series
with a 298 kW (405 PS) V8-Motor and special driving dynamics.
It is not quite a year since Porsche launched the second Cayenne
generation onto the market in February 2007. The new models with their
higher-performance engines are equipped with direct gasoline injection,
and their fuel consumption is up to 15 per cent lower. Customers are
showing a corresponding degree of interest: in the first half of the
business year 2007/08 (January 31, 2008), unit sales are expected to
have risen to approximately 20,340 vehicles, doubling the equivalent
figure for the previous year.
The USA is still the most important market for the Cayenne, with about
per cent of vehicles being sold there. Thanks to the Cayenne, Porsche
continues to achieve high growth rates in China, Russia, Latin America
and the Middle East countries.