Porsche may launch at least four new models by 2018

Article by Anita Panait, on December 4, 2012

German carmaker Porsche would be introducing at least four new vehicles by 2018. The new vehicles include the Macan mid-sized crossover as well as a 918 Spyder hybrid sports car that will be launched in 2013. Currently under consideration are a sports car positioned between the 911 and 918 Spyder and a sedan smaller than the Panamera.

According to Porsche chief executive Matthias Mueller, they won’t decide on the sports car until the end of 2013. If the sports car materialises, it would be underpinned by the new Volkswagen Group MMB architecture for rear-wheel drive and midengine cars, which would also be used for the next-generation Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8.

Within the VW Group, Porsche is heading the development of MMB platform. According to Mueller, the smaller sedan, dubbed the Pajun for Panamera Jr., "could be a possibility," but did not disclose a timetable for reaching a decision.

The Pajun could be targeted against the BMW 5 series and Mercedes-Benz E class. Mueller, however, disclosed that derivatives of the Panamera sedan, such as a coupe, will be coming in the next few years. Although Porsche displayed a wagon version of the Panamera at the Paris auto show in September 2012, the carmaker has yet to approve it for production.

Mueller said the Panamera will receive a major freshening in 2013. Porsche’s chief executive said that the consideration of the 550, a sports car smaller than the Boxster, has been indefinitely postponed. Porsche determined that the 550 could weaken its image as a luxury sports car brand. Porsche unveiled the second generation of the Cayman coupe at the Los Angeles auto show and expects to roll out the model in the US in April 2013.

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