• May 25, 2007
Fughedaboudit. That's what Porsche is saying about German magazine Auto Bild's claim the sports car maker is going to build a smaller companion ute to the Cayenne called the Roxster that would share its DNA with the upcoming Q5 from Audi. The Stuttgart-based automaker issued a statement that was originally reported on the Dow Jones Newswires denying the Auto Bild report.
No reasons were given as to why the Roxster won't be built, which is odd since we imagine it would be an easy business case to make. Just like the Cayenne shares many components with the Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg, the Roxster would also share parts with the soon-to-arrive Audi Q5, as well as other models in the Audi range like the A4 and A6.

And who is Porsche kidding? This is one automaker that can longer claim its brand is sacred. The Cayenne looks like the Bearded Lady wearing a ball gown and the Panamera also takes the Porsche identity and applies it to an odd form. The Porsche badge could be applied to a riding lawnmower at this point (and it would sell!). Regardless, the official word from Germany is that the Roxster is not going to happen, which will just leave more sales for the BMW X3, Acura RDX and Mercedes-Benz's new CUV, the GLK.

[Source: Road and Track]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it is in fact going to happen. I think Porsche is lying. Remember when Steve Jobs denied the iPhone?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Rubbish. The Porsche name is perfectly safe. Those vehicles you listed can safely be smoked by a Cayenne S.

      There are Porsche haters, wannabes, owners, and admirers. You sir are a wannabe hater.

      http://www.stonemanautoreview.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kill it, oh please kill it. Mind your heritage and reclaim some credibility as a sports car manufacturer. Let the women and the soft in the middle glory hunters buy Lexus', X3's, and H3's.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gee! You mean Porsche isn't going to drop everything and come up with a car that a Magazine said they will build. Who would have thought.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love it when people say "Porsche sold out with the Cayenne". These are the same people who drool over the 997 GT3 RS, adore the VTG of the 997 Turbo go on and on about the RS Spyder.

      I hate to burst the Cayenne hatting bubble, but none of these things would be possible without the Cayenne.

      And before anyone goes off about how Ferrari does it without a SUV, remember, the cheapest Ferrari is still more than a 997 Turbo, and besides, Ferrari is part of the Fiat empire...