Porsche’s Baby Boxster not ready to take on the world just yet

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Excitement spread when Porsche revealed plans to bring in a smaller model to their line-up, but that fire will surely extinguish now that the company has announced that they think the current generation won’t appreciate a smaller sports car. During a recent interview, CEO Matthias Mueller said: ’’Possibly we need to wait until the next generation of customers before the idea of a small roadster will work for Porsche."

The future baby Boxster, or 550 as it was rumored to be called, was supposed to be launched by 2014 and, next to the upcoming Cajun, was part of Porsche’s attempt to boost annual global sales to more than 200,000 units by 2018. Apparently, Porsche will now be looking for a different tactic to achieve that same goal.

As far as Mueller is concerned, that new tactic can be found in a new new sports car positioned above the 911 that will be priced somewhere between 300,000 euros ($380,000 at the current rates) and 400,000 euros ($506,000 at the current rates). That is about half the price of the production version 918 Spyder set to arrive in 2014.


Source: Automotive News

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  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

This model will be much exciting because they make new plans to achieve and be success on their desired goals. The design is pretty much good and has the best performance ever.

  (473) posted on 01.26.2012

This is a sad news. smiley Why do they have to cancel or put on hold the production of this baby Boxster? For me this is a nice car to have.

  (429) posted on 01.20.2012

Just yet! Haha. When this baby Boxster step itself on the road, everybody will be stunned. And that is for sure. The exterior looks of it is quite impressive and that is mainly the reason behind its expensive price.

  (442) posted on 01.19.2012

Porsche 918 Spyder is truly expensive and so with this Baby Boxster. But I am sure that it all worth the price. It has the name, an impressive engine specification and an outstanding exterior looks.

  (224) posted on 01.18.2012

Porsche take into more plans to achieve goals one at a time. I think this will be much exciting. Anyways, as what I have saw on this model, the design is pretty good and I’m sure it has the best performance by itself.

  (595) posted on 01.18.2012

Just yet. We all have to wait for it to be released. I am also excited on the engine performance of it, surely this will be in good engine.
Good luck to Porsche and stay rockin’!

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