McLaren SUV Not in the Works: CEO

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

McLaren won’t be following in the footsteps of its competitors Lamborghini and Bentley.

The British automaker has confirmed that it won’t be entering the SUV market like other exotic automakers are, such as Lamborghini, Bentley and even Maserati. In a recent interview, the company’s CEO Mike Flewitt believes McLaren needs “to remain very focused,” which means concentrating on remaining a sports car brand.

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Naturally, McLaren believes it makes the best sports cars in the world and recently debuted the 650S at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The company plans to introduce a new model each year with its entry-level starting from $177,000 down the road.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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