Porsche will be adding a seventh model to its lineup by 2020.
Speaking at the Volkswagen Group’s annual investor meeting, the German automaker’s CEO Matthias Müller confirmed a seventh model is in the works and he had “promising plans” to introduce it by 2020. The CEO also made a reference to American electric automaker Tesla, saying that Tesla has “a very pragmatic approach and set the standard, where we have to follow up now.” It might not be a cut and dry confirmation that an electric vehicle is in the works, but it’s clear what Müller’s intentions are.
Rumor has it that Porsche is planning to add an all-electric vehicle to its lineup and it’s expected to be the Panamera Junior, or Pajun. And considering that it’s part of the Volkswagen Group and both VW and Audi have both been working on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, don’t be surprised if Porsche is considering one as well.
As for the seventh model, it is likely to be a luxury GT model targeting the Ferrari 488GTB and a more hardcore Lamborghini Huracan model that has been rumored. It’ll feature a mid- or rear-mounted flat-eight engine and will be slotted above the 911 Turbo S. Expect that model to debut in 2017 and it’ll boast all-wheel drive along with over 600 hp.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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