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As part of a €500 ($683) million investment into their Leipzig plant, Porsche has confirmed the Cajun will go into production in late 2013.

Described as "light and handy," the entry-level crossover will be based on the Audi Q5 and compete with the BMW X3, Mercedes GLK and Range Rover Evoque.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but previous reports have indicated there could be a 2.0-liter TFSI with 220 hp (164 kW / 223 PS) as well as a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 with outputs of 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and 350 hp (261 kW / 355 PS). On the diesel side, there are rumors of a 2.0-liter TDI with 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS) as well as a 3.0-liter V6 TDI with 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 310 hp (231 kW / 314 PS). A hybrid is also expected and it will likely feature a 208 hp (155 kW / 211 PS) 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine and a 44 hp (33 kW / 45 PS) electric motor.

Gallery: Porsche Cajun confirmed for late 2013

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