Nigel Donnelly

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With a gross weight the right side of 2700kg, a towing limit of 3500kg and towball limit of 140kg, there is no denying the latest Porsche Cayenne is a very capable towcar.

Opting for the 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine gives you 240hp to play with, coupled with 550NM of torque and a 7.8 seconds to 60 sprint time. All-important figures once your Cayenne has two tonne of caravan attached.

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With a gross weight the right side of 2700kg, a towing limit of 3500kg and towball limit of 140kg, there is no denying the latest Porsche Cayenne is a very capable towcar.

 

Opting for the 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine gives you 240hp to play with, coupled with 550NM of torque and a 7.8 seconds to 60 sprint time. All-important figures once your Cayenne has two tonne of caravan attached.

 

But all that is rather irrelevant, because once you’ve spent the best part of £20,000 buying your dream van, you probably won’t have the thick end of £42,000 to spend on a Cayenne. And that's before you tick the towbar option.

 

Welcome news it is then, that VW, who own Porsche, will release a ‘baby’ Cayenne. Although the name is not confirmed, the Audi Q5 rivaling new Porsche could be called the Cajun, although I personally hope it isn’t.

 

In 2008, spy shots were seen of a smaller Cayenne being tested, but Porsche denied any knowledge back then.

 

Unfortunately prices, weights and power figures aren’t available, due in part to the fact that the ‘Cajun’ wouldn’t be released until around 2015. Plenty of time to start saving then...

 

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