All-new model is tipped for a 2015 launch and will be based on the Audi Q5
28 September 2010

Porsche’s model line-up will expand further with the addition of a new baby SUV, according to Volkswagen Group boss Martin Winterkorn.

Winterkorn, speaking to German magazine Der Spiegel, said that Porsche would launch “a new SUV, a smaller brother to the Cayenne which might be named Cajun.”

Volkswagen wants to double Porsche sales in the medium term to 150,000 units and the new baby SUV, expected to be based on the Audi Q5 and be launched by 2015, will play a key role.

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Another new Porsche that will help significantly boost volume is the forthcoming ‘baby Boxster’; this will be based on the VW Bluesport and will be available in both roadster and coupe forms, starting at just under £30,000.

In the interview, Winterkron also conceded that VW Group’s plans to overtake Toyota by 2018 as the world’s leading car maker had been made more difficult as it had to incorporate both Porsche and Suzuki into its operations.

“We know how ambitious our goals are,” he said. “All this won’t happen automatically.”

Winterkorn added that he would like to carry on with his role after his contract expired next year. “[I] would not object to carrying on if the supervisory board should so wish,” he said.

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28 September 2010

[quote Autocar]Porsche would launch “a new SUV, a smaller brother to the Cayenne [/quote]

Great. It's been on the books for at least two years, to my memory. It's one SUV I look forward to seeing and driving. The announcement now can't be a coincidence coming so close to the Brit Medrad version of a small Cayenne, and Land Rover's Evoque. Amazing what a bit of competitive PR can do.

28 September 2010

Cool. I bet it will sell well. Although whats with the name "Cajun". It sounds like some kind of Indian Chicken dish.......

28 September 2010

[quote fhp11]I bet it will sell well. Although whats with the name "Cajun". It sounds like some kind of Indian Chicken dish.......[/quote]

I'm sure it will, although Cajun food is from Louisiana, nothing to do with India at all. I just think these new models - this and the "baby Boxster" will only dilute the brand. It would be a shame if "I have a Porsche" had to be followed up with "oh yeah, which one?" As if "I have a Nissan" meant anything without qualifying whether it was a Sunny or a GT-R. Doesn't mean they won't sell more cars and make more money, but Tom Cruise will no longer be able to say "Porsche - there is no substitute". Risky business...

28 September 2010

[quote MHanna]this and the "baby Boxster" will only dilute the brand. [/quote]

Nothing new though, is it? Think 912.....think 914....think 924....all entry level Porsches.

28 September 2010

[quote Los Angeles]The announcement now can't be a coincidence coming so close to the Brit Medrad version of a small Cayenne[/quote]

Ha ha, good one! Oh....you were joking, weren't you?


28 September 2010

Thanks to the success of the Cayenne there was always going to be other weird looking Porsche off-roaders, I expect the hot version will be called the Ragin Cajun.

28 September 2010

Porsche will have to go some to beat the Evoque. Not only does that look great it also has a very light body, which will help to make it great around a race track. And given the Porsche is not known for making stunning cars like the Evoque then I think I feel safe getting my order in for a RR.

28 September 2010

[quote TStag]it also has a very light body, which will help to make it great around a race track.[/quote]

I can't tell who's joking and who isn't this morning. This one's a beauty, though, whether intended or not!


28 September 2010

Am I the only one thinking that VW is killin' Porsche? People come on...baby Cayene? Baby Boxster? Both of them based on already existing concern cars...that's not Porsche any more.

Porsche cars are supposed to be expensive, exciting and still kind of exclusive...from where I see it now, they are becoming more pricey volkswagens

28 September 2010

Haha lol good one, i remember that line from the cruise kid, and yes i see your point.

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