Guys.... listen... Cayenne (although it means chilli pepper) is still a pussycat doll version of a 4x4. I think that the SUV obsession in the west is based more on freewheeling their freeways, interstates and autobahns than about traversing trough difficult terrain.
For those of us who live in the good ol' Islamic Republic of Pakistan where being caught with a can of beer constitutes 3 years in prison, the dynamics are more than a little different.
Our on-road machines have to withstand potholes the size never envisaged in the west (man holes are either 6 inches above or below road surface as a given rule). Even our 'micro sub compacts' have to endure extremely gruelling road conditions. I've heard far too many stories of bent rims and damaged struts to believe that even our on road conditions are civil.
Now, coming to off-road... first of all the machine must have sufficient torque.. Here I salute the new Nissan Patrol... quite a hardy beast this one.
However, when sleeves are rolled and traversing difficult terrain is the goal NOTHING beats a willy's jeep... yes kudos to the wonderful Geladenwagen... I would much rather be in this german tank than a robust relic of WWII. Also, the land rover with it's robust construction and wonderful attach and departure angles makes a true enthusiast melt .... but honesly, nothing is more pleasurable than sheer raw torque, something the land rover is rather too conservative with.
So, guys, my vote goes out to the short wheel base 300GD gelandenwagen.... a civil beast with the power and rugged manners to put everyone to shame.... Good ol 'Puch Diamler and Benz' bring forth a vehicle which I believe is the uncrowned king of off-road (not considering the Lamborghini Cheetah and Hummer H1 ofcourse, both of which are no longer in production).