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News 1,000,000th Porsche Cayenne Built in Just 18 Years

1,000,000th Porsche Cayenne Built in Just 18 Years

One millon Cayennes in a third the time it took 911

  • Millionth Cayenne took third the time as 911

  • Model introduced in 2002


Brand purists may have hit the roof when Porsche first launched the Cayenne SUV way back in 2002, but regardless of those views, the model has been a massive hit with the buying public. Just 18 years into the Porsche Cayenne‘s run, the millionth one has rolled off of the assembly line.

To put the feat into perspective, while the Porsche 911 first started production way back in 1964, the millionth copy didn’t leave the factory until 2017. That’s 53 years if you’re counting, and we’re guessing that the accountants at Porsche are.

It’s a model that changed the company, helping it to expand, to share development across more models, and likely part of how it can offer so many different editions of each one of its models today. When new, the story was that it saved the company from financial ruin, and though that’s later been brought into question, the Cayenne certainly didn’t hurt the bottom line.

While it had four doors and an engine in the front, the Porsche Cayenne has shown that it offers performance worthy of the brand, with a range of fast and capable models ranging from V6s to plug-in hybrid V8s over the years.

Cayenne number 1,000,000 was no boring model like the diesel-powered 400,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class from last week, instead, it was a Porsche Cayenne GTS finished in bright Carmine red. The GTS models are aimed at drivers wanting maximum handling without maximum speed (and price), with a 453 hp twin-turbo V8 accompanied by a lowered and performance-oriented suspension tune, sports exhaust, and Porsche’s Sport Chrono package as standard.

After leaving the factory in Bratislava, the SUV will be delivered to a customer in Germany, where we hope it will see many high-speed road miles.

 

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