Porsche Cayman Targa on the Way

Porsche has a lot on it’s plate: new engines, an entry-level sportscar, hybrids and SUV. The good news is that Porsche as a brand still has a lot of growing space left, and the man newly appointed to lead the company, Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller, intends to take advantage of this.

In a recent interview given to Automotive News, Muller said that the next generation of Cayman could come with a Targa variant that has roof panels that either open or can be completely removed.

This would bridge the gap in the model lineup between the existing cope and its open-top sister, the Boxster. But that’s not all, as the CEO also said the current Panamera could underpin a new front-engined coupe model. We bet a lot of 944 and 928 fans are excited by that piece of information!

However, in recent years the sportscar maker has seen increasing demand for the Cayenne SUV and its new Panamera four-seater luxury saloon.

In order to keep up with orders, Porsche might build production facilities in North America or China. With sales expected to double to 200,000 units per year by 2018, the carmaker will likely be required to shift production outside of Europe. Given the importance of the United States market and the potential growth in China, Porsche is considering moving some of its production to one of those regions.

“We will consider this year whether to start production in Asia or North America,” Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller said, admitting that there might be some challenges in selling their cars if they are built outside of Germany.
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