Leipzig Favorite to Build Porsche Cajun

Porsche has already confirmed that it plans to build a baby SUV called Cajun and, although most of us are curious to find out the features of the new model, the most interesting subject concerned the upcoming Porsche is actually the location where it will be manufactured.

The car will most likely be made in eastern Germany at Porsche's plant in Leipzig, Volkswagen Group's head of production told Automobilwoche, thus denying all rumors that China and the US are also in the race for building the crossover SUV.

"There hasn't been a final decision, but I see the Cajun at Porsche's Leipzig plant," Michael Macht told the aforementioned source.

Volkswagen Group has recently announced an investment in the Leipzig facility, most likely supposed to prepare the local facility for the production of the Cajun. But besides Leipzig, Audi's factory in Ingolstadt also has chances to manufacture the model, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller told Automotive News in a statement.

"If the investment amounts for Leipzig and Ingolstadt are almost the same, we will certainly opt for Leipzig and develop our own location,"
Mueller said.

Porsche will also add 1,000 employees in the next few years and, although the Germans haven't mentioned anything else but "growing demand" as the reason behind this decision, it is generally believed that the company is already making the final adjustments for the Cajun production in Leipzig.

The new crossover SUV will enter production in early 2013 and will be marketed as a cheaper alternative for those who want the Cayenne but can't afford it.
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