Porsche will be looking for help from owners Volkswagen AG in the form of platform sharing and technical cooperation in order to improve and extend the range of cars. This wouldn’t be something out of the norm or unheard of as the Cayenne already shares the same platform as the Volkswagen Touareg and both companies have a long history of working together.
This was revealed by Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, who also said that the sports car maker plans to increase overall sales from 75,000 to 150,000 worldwide in five years. The bulk of that figure will be from the US, which is projected to contribute up to 60,000 units. Because of that, it’s vital for Porsche to meet tough new fuel economy standards by the US government: a corporate fleet average 17.4 km/l by 2016.
One way to achieve this is by using VW’s direct injected, turbocharged TSI engines, which combine power and efficiency very well. Or how about an entry level Porsche using the Golf’s chassis? Official announcements will be made in six months time.
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