Porsche Celebrates Production of 200,000th Cayenne SUV
ATLANTA February 4,2008; Porsche AG had ample cause to celebrate the New Year when its high-selling SUV reached a significant production milestone. Amid applause and cheers from delighted factory employees, the 200,000th Porsche Cayenne rolled proudly off the assembly line in Leipzig, Germany.
The celebrated vehicle, a red GTS, is scheduled to be delivered to a customer in the Middle East.
“It is no secret that the Cayenne has performed extremely well for Porsche over the last several years,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA). “To witness the 200,000th production of a vehicle that has granted us so much success is a great moment for PCNA – one that deserves our pause for praise.”
Porsche has achieved unmitigated success with the Cayenne since its North American debut in 2003, despite many who doubted that a pure-bred sports car company could build a SUV. In fact, the 13,370 sold in North America last year largely contributed to PCNA’s record-breaking 2007 sales. The Company plans to introduce the Cayenne GTS in Canada February 13 at the Toronto Auto Show. The new model, which boasts a 405hp 4.8 liter V-8 engine and the best on-road capabilities of any Cayenne ever produced, is expected to perform seamlessly with the other members of the Cayenne line of cars.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga., and its subsidiary, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., are the exclusive importers of Porsche sports cars and Cayenne® sport utility vehicles for the United States and Canada. A wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, PCNA employs approximately 300 people who provide Porsche vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for its 212 U.S. and Canadian dealers. They, in turn, provide Porsche owners with best-in-class service.