• Oct 12, 2010
According to Autocar magazine, Porsche chairman Matthias Müeller has announced that the German automakers plans for future models are currently being put on hold. This includes both a small, sub-Boxster roadster and the Cajun small crossover. The company needs to review currently proposed new models and see where they fit into the current lineup of Porsche vehicles. A business case needs to be presented and many questions have to be answered before Porsche proceeds. The planned strategic review is understood to not impact revisions of models that are currently in production.

This is not to say the vehicles won't be built. Müeller says the ideas for both of the smaller Porsche models are still very much alive, but each design needs to make financial sense. The business cases will be presented and the questions will be answered, with a decision-due date set for the end of this year.

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Porsche Panamera Turbo Plug-in Hybrid please!

      (Not that I will ever afford one!)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Giant sucking sound.

      -VW taking money out of Porsche.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unfortunately I guess this is what happens when a already great company comes under new management, hope nothing cool gets the axe.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was actually hoping that they axe a lot of the nonesense they were planning.... a Cajun? Dumb.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sometime fresh managment helps prevent stale ideas from being green lit.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Agree about the Cajun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      While I agree some projects should get the axe like the Cajun (were they drunk when they came up with this business plan), but I can't help but feel this is somewhat due to VW management.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fixed it for you: The company needs to review currently proposed new models and see where they fit into the current lineup of VW vehicles.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is that a seam in the clear coat surrounding the emblem?
        • 4 Years Ago
        They probably have one of those clear guards covering the whole front end to prevent rock chips.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ah, thanks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Management can change things around as long as the 918 is still in the works!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cajun.. How'd I miss that? Should give it a stonking big motor, AWD and call it the Habanero!

      Oh, and I hate business plans, I was creating one today for a new amplifier...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd buy a sub-Boxster if it was priced right and had good performance and little to no VW parts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope they don't go along with these less expensive cars. It would dilute the brand to almost nothing. They are a prestigious brand that has no real competition when it comes to not outrageously expensive and fast. Mercedes and BMW have cheap models which to me ruins the status of having an expensive car that does the same as a Toyota or Honda. Porsche deserves to be a more independent brand that makes a name for itself. I am disappointed with VW and hope they don't interfere with Porsche too much.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Translation: "I'm a badge whore."
      • 4 Years Ago
      So VW can extract any desirable qualities and design some parts bin models.
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