Let’s not get fooled by the Audi-badged bodywork, these spy shots picture a Porsche Cajun mule spotted during the lunch break of its test drivers in Northern Sweden. The new baby SUV from Porsche is being developed on the same platform that generated Audi Q5 (hence its misleading livery), but we cannot say much about its design at this point: the pictured mule uses black fender flares, which would make us believe that its track will be wider, but that’s basically it. We just have to wait for the real body prototype to be caught on camera.
In comparison to the Q5, the new Cajun should boast a fine-tuned chassis, better brakes and different wheels. The engine range for the model will be supplied by Audi - both petrol and diesel - but also in this case Porsche will fine tune them in order to provide the Cajun with better performance and power figures. The Cajun might also get the hybrid-drivetrain known from the Q5, meaning the 2.0 TFSI unit delivering 210 hp together with a 44 hp electric motor. That will help Porsche to come closer to the average CO2 goal of 130 g/km that all automakers need to reach by 2015.
Initially the Porsche Cajun will be available with a four door configuration only, but at a later time a sportier two door version might become available as well.
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