Rumor: Porsche baby-Boxster and Cajun models on hold?

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 12, 2010

Porsche’s new chairman Matthias Mueller said that its future model plans, which are believed to include a sub-Boxster sized roadster and the small ‘Cajun’ SUV, have been put on hold. In an interview with Autocar, Mueller said that the company is about to begin a review of new models, not affecting revisions of current lineups such as the 911 or Panamera.

He said that Porsche has to figure out how to “spread out” its product program. He anticipates that the company will come to a decision by the end of 2010. He also wanted to clarify that the idea of smaller Porsches remains alive.

He acknowledged that there still are many questions about its future models and what the company wants to do now is to “create a business case [for them]” to make them possible.

Mueller was not too enthusiastic about VW Chairman Martin Winterkorn’s claim two weeks ago that Porsche will aim to sell 150,000 cars annually — nearly double its current output.

Mueller said that Porsche will need to increase volume but that it has to consider other issues, such as being profitable and keeping itself “premium.”

This interview with Porsche’s new chairman Matthias Mueller makes confusion among fans of the German manufacturer, as yesterday, in an interview with AutoBild, Volkswagen Group design director Walter de Silva said that the Porsche Cajun will be sold initially as a two-door, will take on Evoque.

Furthermore, he added that the Cajun will be the first new Porsche created under his influence. [via autocar]

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