VW, Porsche fighting over timetable of next Touareg, Cayenne
If it doesn't seem like a VW and Porsche could ever compete head to head, this is the one obvious exception. Of course, both vehicles sit on the same platform, but the two SUVs also share a V6 engine, and the diesel Touareg can cost you over $75,000, which is definitely Porsche territory. AutoWeek quotes one executive as saying that if the situation doesn't get ironed out, the CEOs would have to "hammer this out." We don't find it surprising that VW is feeling a bit slighted here, because six or seven months can feel like a lifetime in product development, and the two SUVs already have an abnormally-long first generation lifespan. It'll be interesting to see who wins out in this battle.
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