Porsche will increase production of its Cayenne sports utility vehicle unit by 10 to 20 percent by next year, after surging deliveries spurred a 37 percent sales gain during the first half, the company’s chief, Bernhard Maier, disclosed in an interview. The vehicle model’s demand, which caused delivery times to peak to 12 months in the markets.
The company wants the waiting time to be at most six months. He further revealed that they are currently searching for ways to expand production capacity in order to serve their customers quicker.
He added that the their data for the first half showed that they were growing almost consistently in all markets around the world and across all its model range.
Porsche SE jointly owns the sports vehicle manufacturer with Volkswagen AG and is planning to merge with the Germany-based manufacturer.
Supported by VW's resources, the vehicle manufacturer aims to increase sales by 100 percent to about 200,000 units by 2018 by increasing sales in emerging markets and adding compact SUV.
According to Maier, Porsche should increase deliveries to more than 100,000 this 2011 from the 97,000 units last year. In addition, Porsche’s sales increased 29 percent to 10,670 models in June, leading to sales of 60,650 vehicles through the month. Six-month orders increased 26 percent to 65,660.
Every inch of the new generation Cayenne exudes the Porsche identity. The sporty vehicle is lighter, more elegant, more spacious, more efficient and more dynamic.
Cayenne’s first S-Hybrid model led to this design. Incorporating Porsche’s Intelligent Performance, the new model now has an improved fuel economy by at least twenty three percent. Expect lower CO2 emissions, higher efficiency rating and less fuel consumption without compromising the power of a Porsche vehicle.
The New European Driving Cycle record shows how 3 out of 5 similar range models are capable of maintaining excellent fuel consumption. The numbers are based primarily on 10 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres. These are the Porsche Cayenne S-Hybrid (193 g/km) and the Porsche Cayenne Diesel variant at (195 g/km). The two Cayenne models also delivered impressive low CO2 emissions at 200g/km.
In line with Cayenne’s outstanding fuel economy, Porsche introduced the new Triptonic-S 8-speed Auto-Start-Stop Automatic Transmission. The new Cayenne is also built with a wide array of technology such as Porsche’s intelligent lightweight construction materials, consistent weight reduction technology, variable overruns, new-improved on-board network system and thermal control for engine and transmission.
Meanwhile, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a perfect example of the new improved concept of the vehicle. Apart from bearing a higher standard for all-around safety, the Turbo Diesel is lighter by 410 lbs. or 185 kgs.
Overall, the new Cayenne Turbo not only provides excellent agility and road handling, but also leaves an impressively low CO2 emissions rating and enhanced fuel efficiency. And it doesn’t take a backseat when taken off-road or anywhere. The new Cayenne looks sporty without compromising elegance. Clearly, it cannot hide the fact that it is truly a Porsche.