Porsche confirms baby Boxster

Rumored for a very long time now, the future Porsche Baby Boxster has been confirmed for the first time by Volkswagen’s chairman, Martin Winterkorn. In an interview with AutoCar he said: "The Porsche model range is firmly based on the 911, Boxster, Cayenne and Cayman, and it will stay that way. We are also investigating opportunities for a smaller sports car and a smaller SUV - but I cannot say more at the moment."

Known as the "new 356", the new model will be built on a new steel and aluminum platform that will also be used for the future Audi R4 (that has also been confirmed for June 2011). New for the 356 will also be the engine, a forced induction flat four that is currently under development and that will deliver a total of 250 HP.

However we will not see the car before late 2012.

Source: AutoCar

11 comments:

If not mistaken, the Boxster was already out in the market but I don’t think that it’s a successful production. I haven’t seen an aftermarket version for the car.

hmm. The convertible version of the car is kind of impressive! However, the power output of the car is quite less powerful.

Do the dealers wants really a smaller SUV version? Then how come the Cajun doesn’t have a good sale?hmm. I still prefer the Cayenne, the predecessor of this model.

I think this article refer to the Cajun- the smaller version of SUV. Well, too bad that the dealer doesn’t like this car when it was debut. And Porsche, inactive its production for awhile but now its alive again. Let’s see if they love the upgrade version of this vehicle.

Well, I guess what they been talking about the small version of SUV is the Porsche Cajun. BTW, it seems that the are not going to build a new platform for this one, instead they will based from their previous model.

They want another baby? Just recently, they have announced production for the baby Panamera and up to now I haven’t heard any updates for that one. BTW, I wonder if this version would be a smaller version of coupe?

talking about the badge engineering, well it cost efficient. Speaking of badge engineering, i think "Infiniti qx4" has the worst. I can’t believe that they are actually putting a $50k price on Boxter.

The evolution of small cars are in demand. Some folks are very satisfied for the production of the car that fit for them

this is one of the small car with powerful engine inside, and I think most of the cars like this can be a good race car or a sports car.

I’ve noticed there are a lot of car companies re-modeling their popular cars by adding convertible roofs.

21st century Porsche really isn’t doing anything to push the boundaries of design. In terms of engineering they are phenomenal BUT the R8 and Elise are much more advanced aesthetically.

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