Porsche’s “Baby Panamera” Rumored to Come in Saloon and Shooting Brake Flavors in 2017

Never mind frowning 911 fans and motoring journalists: launching the Cayenne SUV in 2002 and expanding its portfolio with a notchback sedan was probably the move that saved Porsche.

Buyers voted with their wallets, the SUV was a huge sales success and, ironically, it also brought in new customers and the much-needed cash that made developing the 911 and the Boxster possible.

The second-generation Cayenne is doing very nicely too and will be joined in 2013 by the smaller, Audi Q5-based Macan, further increasing Porsche’s clientele and helping reach the 200,000 annual sales target.

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