Firm rubbishes reports that the car's US launch has been delayed
3 November 2009

McLaren Automotive has denied claims stating the US launch of its new MP4-12C has been delayed.

The reports claimed that the MP4-12C, which is pencilled in for an early 2011 launch, would be delayed in the US as the firm was having difficulty creating a dealership network to sell its cars.

See the hi-res pics of the McLaren MP4-12C

Last month, it appointed Anthony Joseph to help find dealers to sell the car and the reports suggested the task was proving to be a difficult one. But McLaren has rubbished the reports, saying that strong progress was being made towards the car’s US launch.

“All is on-track,” said a McLaren spokesman. “Retailers are very keen and the customer list is strong.”

The spokesman also dismissed claims the firm had pulled out of Los Angeles motor show, saying it had never signed up to the show in the first place.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.ukSee all the latest McLaren reviews, news and video

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK
  • Volvo V90
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The Volvo V90 is a big estate ploughing its own furrow. We’re about to see if it is refreshing or misguided
  • Kia Stonic
    First Drive
    18 October 2017
    Handsome entrant into the bulging small crossover market has a strong engine and agile handling, but isn’t as comfortable or complete as rivals