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The Days When Porsche Was All About The 911 Are Long Over

Better get used to it.

When Porsche launched its Cayenne back in 2004, many doubted whether the German automaker could make money off an SUV. Wasn’t Porsche, after all, purely a sports car company? Apparently not because the Cayenne has been a smashing success ever since. In fact, the Panamera can thank its existence to the profits made by the Cayenne. More recently, Porsche cashed in again with the smaller Macan. It too has become a top seller. So Porsche asked itself "why stop there?"

According to a new report from Auto Bild, Porsche is currently working on an even smaller SUV/crossover that’ll be on the market by the end of the decade. Sources claim the overall design will be more aggressive than that of both the Cayenne and Macan and will feature a sloped roofline. Rear-wheel-drive will be standard and AWD will be optional. Expect four-cylinder engines, both gasoline and diesel, as well as a dual-clutch gearbox, and many other driver-focused options. Pricing will be less than the Macan, which starts at around $52,000. Not happy about Porsche’s growing non-sports car lineup? Get used to it because a baby Panamera is also on the way as well as a production version of the Tesla Model S fighter Mission E Concept.

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