Published on March 28th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
4th Gen Electric Cayenne Will Also Be Built In Bratislava
Porsche confirms the Bratislava plant will continue to birth another generation of the Cayenne.
As Porsche begins the transition to more electrified and electric vehicles, the company also has to make decisions as to where these new types of vehicles will be made. Their first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan, is built in Germany and this may have signaled that Porsche would be using its home base to invest in more cutting edge vehicles while producing ‘bread and butter’ products in other plants. Now Porsche has confirmed that this will not exactly be the case.
The company will be launching at least 5 electric vehicles before 2030. The Taycan was the first. An electric Macan will come next year followed by an electric 718 model in the middle of the decade.
After this model will come the all-electric Porsche Cayenne and finally a larger electric SUV that has yet to be named.
Porsche confirms that while the unnamed larger electric SUVF would be made at the Porsche factory in Leipzig, the all-electric Porsche Cayenne (presumably an all-new 4th generation model) will be made in the Slovakia.
This is in line with the Cayenne’s long history with the Bratislava plant. Even in the beginning, the Cayenne was assembled and painted in Bratislava before being sent to Leipzig for final processes. With the third generation Cayenne, Porsche finally moved the entire production to Bratislava before entrusting their team there to oversee CKD assembly of the Cayenne at the Inokom plant in Malaysia.
Currently, the Slovakia plant is being refitted with the tooling required to put the 3rd generation facelift Cayenne model into production. The facelifted Cayenne is said to behave like an all-new vehicle thanks to extensive work on its powertrain and chassis system.
“The plant in Bratislava has done outstanding work in recent years and has received several awards. The future Cayenne will be the first all-electric SUV to be manufactured there. I’m sure that the team there will be meticulously prepared and will get the new generation to the starting line – when the time comes – in characteristic Porsche quality,” says Reimold.