2012 ARDEN AR8 CITY-ROADER
The tuning Arden take on the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque includes a number of cosmetic enhancements and performance modifications, named the Arden AR8 City-Roader.
Arden has developed a new high performance catalyst and a sport exhaust system that help boost the 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine’s output by 30HP for a grand total of 270-horsepower.
2012 Arden AR8 City-Roader comes with the aero kit spiffs up the Evoque’s exterior with a new front apron, side skirts that can be optionally illuminated, a rear apron and a roof spoiler. A pair of bespoke tail pipes and larger, multispoke alloy wheels shod in performance tires will also be part of the AR8 package, while interior mods for the time being are limited to audio, multimedia and security systems.
2013 PORSCHE CAJUN COMPACT SUV
Porsche will launch the compact SUV in a three-door body style adding that the Cajun will have a sporty character to differentiate it from the Audi Q5 and the Leipzig plant as the production site.
Initially, Porsche originally intended to launch the Cajun as a five-door model and the Stuttgart automaker also feared that a five-door Cajun might threaten the Cayenne as well, so the company is said to have decided to give its smaller SUV a much more dynamic appearance. However, Porsche did not exclude a five-door version in the near future.
2013 Porsche Cajun comes with four units at launch including a 2.0-liter turbo petrol with 240HP, a 3.0-liter turbo petrol V6 with 290HP, a 2.0-liter diesel with 190HP and a 3.0-liter diesel V6 with 265HP.
Porsche will later release performance upgrades for the diesels – with 204 and 300 ponies respectively while the gasoline V6 unit could spawn a 350HP version. Further plans include a hybrid model, which will be technically identical to the Audi Q5 Hybrid. The Cajun is expected to be launched in late 2012 or early 2013.
The Porsche Cajun will have unique body panels and a coupe-like profile, wider and lower body, shorter wheelbase and smaller front/rear overhangs. According to AutoBild, the Porsche will offer room for four passengers.