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2014 Porsche Cajun Coupe Mini Cayenne Range Rover Evoque

2014 Porsche Cajun Illustration Front MT

Porsche’s upcoming 2014 Cajun is set to be a mini-Cayenne. The Porsche Cajun is supposed to supplement its Cayenne big brother in the lineup – providing the perfect Porsche for those who need Cayenne versatility, but on a smaller scale. If a report by Auto Car is to be believed, Porsche is throwing some of that versatility out the door. Auto Car reports that the Cajun will now come in both five and three-door forms, to better compete with the new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

 For starters one thing new about this Porsche Cajun rendering is the creation of a three-door model. Previously, the upcoming Cajun was only known to exist in five-door form, much like the Audi Q5 that it’s based off. This rendering from Auto Car is the first we’ve ever heard of the Cajun having a three-door variant. There’s some good reasoning behind having a three-door model. For starters, one of the Cajun’s main rivals will be the new Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque is available as a practical five-door, and also as a sporty little three-door. A three-door Cajun would do much to give the Cajun a more sporty edge.

The Cajun coupe looks a bit sportier than the five-door renderings that we’ve previously seen. While not an out-right copy of the epic 959, the Cajun coupe sports a few design influences from the 959. For starters, the Cajun three-door looks to feature a similar rounded front end to the 959. The Cajun also looks to have a raised suspension like the 959. With an Audi-based Quattro all-wheel drive system, and Audi-sourced I-4 and V-6 engines, Porsche could potentially take the Cajun rallying. Porsche has never been a company to shy away from motorsports and if Mini could do it with the Countryman, why can’t Porsche with a sporty Cajun coupe? According to Auto Car, Porsche’s Cajun will be further distinguished from the Audi Q5 by an interior tailored towards upscale luxury. An upscale interior would not only distinguish the Cajun from the Q5, but it would also allow it to compete tit-for-tat with the Evoque, which features one of the best interiors in its class. It’s also growing more apparent that the 2014 Cajun will likely share much of its new interior with the next Boxster and Cayman, as well as with the new baby Porsche 550 roadster.

Do you think Porsche should have both a three-door and five-door Cajun? Should they even be making the Cajun in the first place? Should Porsche take the Cajun rallying? Let us know in the comments below.

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