The Porsche Cayenne saw the light at the beginning of the new millennium, in 2002. A server recalls the uproar that caused within the automobile industry between press and purists of the mark upon arrival, being all this stir criticism and critical.
Porsche with a car of type off-road? Porsche with a four-door model? These locos have become, go way to lose the essence of a brand, is heard whenever someone opened the mouth mentioning to, by the then, new model from Stuttgart.
Now, 14 years after all that stir (that not lasted few days), that car to which all criticized already slashing them 750,000 units sold, marketing is in 125 countries and having is maintained on foot in a time so difficult as the crisis economic. And it is that the Porsche Cayenne, although not a supercar of the Stuttgart brand, do not have a very affordable price.
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Escalation in the pace of sales
It more surprising is the increase of the rate in the sales of this SUV. The 250,000 unit took seven years to occur, may look like much, but is a Premium car that not everyone in our garage. In the first phase of the first generation (between 2002 and 2007) were produced some 150,000 units; While in the second (from 2007 to 2010) became the 126,000.
The pace continued to improve and in mid-2013 left production unit number 500,000, with the economic crisis hitting very strong to the automotive industry. The Cayenne number 750,000 will come very soon and we do not doubt that the one million unit will also take little to arrive.
The best-selling model
It seemed that no one was going to buy a Porsche like this with its implementation on sale in 2002. A SUV giant not married with the identity of Porsche. By 2015, one of every three Porsche put into circulation was a Cayenne, being the best-selling model with enough difference in the brand last year.
In 2002 is postulated as the first SUV of Porsche, the first Porsche of four doors and, in addition, supposed it turned of the brand to use propellants of eight cylinders; something that didn’t make since 1995 when ceased marketing the 928 GTS.
Cayenne S E-Hybrid
In Spain, the hybrid version of the German model, the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, has occupied the fourth position in the ranking of sales of vehicles plugin (plug-in). In addition, Porsche has been first marks in count with three hybrid plug-in in its range since also have the 918 Spyder and the version hybrid of the Panamera. Between the three, they get a share in Spain of 11% between plug-in hybrids.
At the time of its release, no one would think that a car of this size, weight, and height could be a sprinter. But the Cayenne Turbo of first generation showed so fast that could be with an acceleration of 0 to 100 in 5.6 seconds and a speed maximum of 266 km / h. To get the current generation this improved further, with a Turbo S capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and roll to 284 km/h top speed.
An off-roader which is not choked or in curves or in circuits
He also knows to attack the curves, and that the figures of item above could ensure speed and Acceleration, brute force. But it turns out that it is also able to devour kilometers and kilometers of lengths of curves at a very high pace. Proof of this is that the Turbo S current rolled, in January of 2015, below them 8 minutes in the mythical tracing German of Nürburgring, that has with 20 kilometers of length with curves of all type, changes of flush and different types of asphalt.
Source | Porsche