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New Porsche models, thought to include new roadster and small SUV, have been put on hold

Porsche’s future model plans — thought to include a sub-Boxster sized roadster and the small ‘Cajun’ SUV — have been put on hold, according to new chairman Matthias Mueller.

Speaking to Autocar, Mueller said that a review of new models, not affecting revisions of existing line-ups like the 911 or Panamera, was about to start.

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“We have to clarify how we are to spread out our product programme — below, above, left and right and so on — and we will see,” he said.

Decisions are due to be made by the end of the year, but Mueller said that despite some scepticism, the idea of smaller Porsches is still alive. “There are a lot of questions still to be answered and we want to create a business case [for them],” he said. “Then it will be possible."

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Mueller also cast doubt over VW Chairman Martin Winterkorn’s assertion that Porsche should seek to sell 150,000 cars a year — almost double its current output. “Mr Winterkorn mentioned 150,000 units two weeks ago and I’ve seen that figure,” he said. “Of course we have to increase volume, but we first have to look at the other issues; we have to have profit and we intend to keep ourselves premium.”

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tannedbaldhead 12 October 2010

Re: Future Porsches put on hold

I take it that if the mid engined sub-boxter is on hold so too will be Volkswagen's sister-car, the Bluesport. I have a three year old MX5 I'm looking to replace soon. It's my intension to buy either a VW Bluesport (or possibly even the new Porsche assuming the premium charged is not too excessive and is justified by sufficiently superior dynamics, trim, spec and looks), the rumoured MR2 hybrid or the next generation MX5. I'm begining to wonder just how long I'll need to wait to get my hands of any of them. Till then I'm not sure whether to buy a stop-gap car or, as my little Mazda has only done 28,000 miles and still feels very fresh, hang on to what I've got till a car that suits me comes on to the market.

Flash Harry 12 October 2010

Re: Future Porsches put on hold

Porsche had the Cayenne and Panamera before the VW takeover so thats not the problem.The reason i believe things are on hold is a need for cohesive design for future Porsches as the current crop are either ugly or just facelifts

david RS 12 October 2010

Re: Future Porsches put on hold

For now.. It's become a brand of Diesel SUV...