| 20/01/2012 | 0 Comments

The 100,000th second generation Cayenne was assembled in Leipzig at Porsche’s Saxony site. The second generation of the Cayenne has been produced in Leipzig since 2009 with the sports car manufacturer delivering over 360.00 units of the first generation to customers since 2002.

The 100,000th Cayenne is being made ready this very day for shipping to Brazil, where the SUV in “pure white” with a V8 engine will be handed over to its new owner.
At the same time, this production anniversary is the curtain raiser for an eventful tenth anniversary year at Porsche’s Saxony site. “Ten years ago the success story of Porsche Leipzig startet. What was a greenfield site, today ranks among the most modern car plants in the world”, says Wolfgang Leimgruber, Member of the Executive Board of Production and Logistics of Porsche AG.
In addition to the Cayenne, Leipzig is also where Porsche produces the very successful Panamera luxury saloon. “Because of the consistently high demand for the Cayenne and Panamera we will be introducing a third production shift in Leipzig at the end of January. With the new production sequence, 500 vehicles on average will be produced each day,” Leimgruber adds. The introduction of a three shift operation is only one of many challenges in the near future. Building work for a major expansion of the plant is currently underway. A paint shop and body assembly line for an entirely new model line that will start to come off the Leipzig production line from the end of 2013 onward are among the facilities being built on a 17 hectare site. Porsche is investing a total of 500 million euro in the production site in Saxony for assembly of the Cajun, creating more than 1,000 new jobs.

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