Ragin' Cajun: Porsche Mulling Cajun Name for its Next SUV

Automobile Staff

Stop us if you've heard this before: Porsche plans to add a second sport-utility vehicle to diversify its lineup and boost sales. The news? Porsche is now considering names for the Audi Q5-based SUV, and could possibly call it the Cajun.

According to Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, the SUV expected to be added to the lineup "might be named Cajun." It is likely to be based on the same platform that underpins the Q5, similar to the Cayenne's relationship with corporate VW and Audi products. As we've previously reported, a Q5-sized sport-ute will give Porsche a fifth model and help increase global sales.

In August, European editor Georg Kacher revealed that the Q5-derived SUV will be an Audi-conceived project, a product of internal politics among VW, Porsche, and Audi. According to Automotive News, the Cajun will likely be introduced no earlier than late 2014, and by Winterkorn's account confirmed for production.

With plans to double its sales to 150,000 in the near term, is it the right move for Porsche to add a second SUV in its lineup in addition to the Panamera sedan?

Source: Automotive News (Subscription required)

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