Porsche is slowly being scooped up by Wolfsburg giant Volkswagen AG and because of that, Porsche is seeing a wave of new models from efforts of product expansion. The first to kick it off for the current lineup of Porsches was the Cayenne, then the Cayman and now the Panamara. With a new compact SUV called the Cajun on the way, word is that Porsche is also introducing a compact sedan called the Pajun, which is short of Panamara Junior.
Reports say that the Pajun will be based on an advanced modular architecture known as MSB and is flexible with AWD and RWD applications. It was developed in Weissach for use on Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini models.
In addition to the new Pajun, a series of new modular gasoline V6s and V8s will debut with the Pajun. Porsche said there will be emphasis on the V6s, which are predicted to be the top sellers. The V6 will be built in forms ranging from 3.0L to 3.6L with turbocharged and direct-injected units developing about 400hp to 550hp. The V8 is expected to displace 4.0L with twin-turbocharging and about 600hp. A new hybrid powertrain is also in the works with a new V6 diesel that’s rated at 265hp and 335hp from Audi.
Porsche is said to be planning for all sorts of variants as well, which include and are not limited to a sedan, convertible, a coupe and even a shooting brake. Once it goes into production, the boffins at Zuffenhausen said that they want to sell at least 200,000 units per year.
So far, Porsche slated the Pajun for a 2016 launch. Other details will be announced later on as time carries on.
– By: Chris Chin