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.