• Jan 18, 2011
When Porsche was integrated into the Volkswagen group, its new parent company set an ambitious sales target for its latest division: 150,000 units annually. That would require a 50 increase.

To get there, however, Porsche realizes its current production capacity will not be enough. And so it will need to produce vehicles at additional facilities, which could include plants in the United States and China.

The latter would seem a logical first step as the Audi Q5, on which the upcoming Cajun SUV is based, is already being built in China. Beyond the Cajun, however, production in the United States – still the biggest market for Porsche – could be in the cards within a few years.

[Source: Automotive News – sub. req. | Image: China Photos/Getty]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      The love will fade as soon as the electrical/electronic warranty claims pour in, and they will.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Exactly!! A Chinese made Porsche? NO thank you, built it anywhere BUT China. What is this world coming to?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand the China apologists on here. The reason that nation is where it is today is because of the US. They manipulate their currency and practice slave labor.

      If you don't think they are a bigger threat to world than terrorism; I have some great swamp land to sell you.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Built in China?!!!

      I am not buying one. Even if the keychain says made in China you could count me out. Much less the whole vehicle.
      • 3 Years Ago
      the girl on the left is pretty hot.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The one standing further back is better.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Benfolio-- John Cho's Korean, not Chinese.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, what idiotic management. Don't people, including their potential Chinese customers, purchase a Porsche because it's, you know, German? That's always been part of the prestiege of owning one in the first place. Why risk diluting your premium brand image? That's all they have in the first place.

      They should keep building them in Germany, and if VW are that greedy about profits they can just jack the price up for the new Porsches. People will still buy them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      There's no problem in making the car in China, as long as they keep the Porsche quality, like everyone else does.

      But something really bothers me, are they really going to keep that name?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah I'm not really sure why Porsche is using this naming scheme since it doesn't really seem to have much to do with being a German sports car company but then again their sales have been doing pretty damned well. Go figure.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nothing like a misleading post title to stir up the hornet's nest and jack up the hit meter.
      Despite the conclusion Mr. Joseph wants you to jump to after reading the title, there is no indication any Porsche made in China would be sold anywhere outside of China.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "But something really bothers me, are they really going to keep that name?"

      I know, next thing Porsche will have a scooter and call it a Crawdad ;)
      • 3 Years Ago
      For Chinese domestic market only I guess.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear Porsche, please stop building these ugly things altogether, why don't you just engineer them and let VW draw the eyes...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wonder how much of Porsche's engineering goes to the honorable chinee with that sales idea.
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