Winterkorn outlines plans for new small model, baby Cayenne and Panamera off-shoot
20 August 2009

Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn has outlined the new models he hopes will double Porsche's sales in the next four years.

Speaking in an interview with German publication Manager Magazin, Winterkorn said he wanted Porsche to sell 150,000 units "in the foreseeable future, say 2012 or 2013".

He added that this was a realistic target thanks to new models, which could include a new model smaller than the Boxster, its smallest car so far, a "little brother" to the Cayenne and an additional version of the new Panamera.

These are believed to be a car based on the VW BlueSport roadster concept, an Audi Q5-based car close to the Roxster concept and a Panamera coupe.

Winterkorn also mooted the idea of a tie-in with Suzuki.

"Suzuki would be an interesting partner because of its competency in small cars," he said, responding to rumours that VW will take a 10 per cent stake in the Japanese company.

Suzuki has previously denied rumousr of a tie-in with VW, and is also reproted to be discussing a link with Renault.

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