Rhymes with Thailand…if you snort it up your nose it will burn…in french it translates to Hot Spice…sounds just like the pepper when you say it…you’re getting close…
The Porsche Cayenne.
But why is this so hard for people to remember? For starters it doesn’t roll off the tongue like Porsche 911 does.
So why did Porsche call their SUV the Cayenne in the first place, one might wonder if they had a french designer on staff. Well if you look up baby names the meaning of Cayenne is: Hot Spice. Frankly I wouldn’t want to name a newborn Hot Spice, it’s just not right. But now if we’re talking about a Porsche with a V8 engine, you get where I’m going with this.
When Porsche named their first SUV the Cayenne in 2002 one can only assume that they wanted in on the SUV market to make some money, which would be an easy assumption. But if you know Porsche when they do something they do it right. So if they are entering into a new arena, everything will be obsessively thought out. From top to bottom. And that’s just what they did.
Here’s A Little History of The Porsche SUV
2002 – Porsche Cayenne is the first V8-engine built by Porsche since the1995 Porsche 928
2010 – Porsche Cayenne Type 2 is unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show the body changes borrowed from the Volkswagen Touareg
2014 – Porsche Cayenne gets a facelift with a few external changes including the new plug-in E-Hybrid version at the Paris Motor Show
The fact that Porsche got in the game with their own luxury cross-over SUV was a calculated move and elevated their brand with a broader spectrum of options for a wider audience. It was a smart business move and for Porsche Lovers like you and me, added more eye candy on the road to look at, and thrills for every mile you drive in one.
You have not driven an SUV until you have driven Porsche’s SUV. What is the Porsche SUV called again? Hot Spice.