Porsche Builds 500,000th Cayenne SUV

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Launched in 2002, the Cayenne became Porsche's first SUV and the vehicle that saved the Stuttgart-headquartered automaker. Today, 11 years after the first Cayenne was built, Porsche announced that the 500,000th unit of its successful SUV has rolled off the Leipzig assembly line.
The proud owner of the 500,000th Cayenne, a white S Diesel V8 version, picked up his new vehicle in person, driving the SUV on the plant's FIA-approved circuit and off-the-road track. The owner that traveled from Austria to Leipzig received the keys to his SUV in a special ceremony held at the plant.

"We started with around 70 units a day. Today we produce five times as much owing to the high market demand. In the past year alone, over 83,000 Cayenne vehicles for customers in more than 125 countries have rolled off the assembly line. A genuine success story of the Porsche plant in Saxony," said Dr. Oliver Blume, member of the Executive Board Production and Logistics of Porsche.

The Porsche Cayenne is built as a second-generation version since 2011 and it's available with a choice of four gasoline and two diesel engines.
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