Smaller and Sportier Porsche SUV confirmed

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 03:25 AM PST

German sports car maker – Porsche has just confirmed that they will be producing a smaller and sportier version of the Cayenne SUV and they are going to call it the Porsche Cajun.

Apart from its name, the company has not release any further information regarding the Porsche Cajun. The manufacturer says we can expect to see the same quality and performance from the future Porsche Cajun as with all their other models.

The Porsche Cajun is expected to hit the market in three to four years and will enter the same segment as Audi’s Q5. We’ll have more details on the future Porsche Cajun as soon as the company makes them available.

Porsche Press Release:

During its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, laid the foundations for continuous and successful growth of the company. The Supervisory Board instructed the Board of Management to drive forward the development of a further model series up to series production. Under the working name “Cajun”, this efficient and sporty model will further expand the world's most successful Porsche segment in the SUV sector. In addition to the new Cayenne, which has clearly consolidated its market position as the most successful sporty SUV in the premium segment, the “Cajun” will also have a very positive impact with its typical Porsche features such as light weight, ease of handling and agility. As an attractive entry model in the Porsche world, the “Cajun” will attract new and even younger customers to the premium brand along with the Boxster, the market leader in the segment of two-seater, mid-size sports cars.

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Nissan Leaf wins European Car Of The Year

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 09:22 AM PST

Its been announced recently that the winner of the 2011 European Car Of The Year is the new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The Nissan Leaf was chosen from a group of more than 40 competitors.

Other brands involved included Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, Opel/Vauxhall and Volvo. A jury of 57 leading motoring journalists from 23 European countries chose the Nissan Leaf as the 2011 European Car Of The Year.

The Nissan Leaf is powered by an electric motor that runs of a laminated lithium-ion battery with an output of 90kW. It develops 109PS and 280Nm of torque and is able to reach a top speed of 90 mph, with a range of more than 100 miles.

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