VW chairman confirms smaller Porsche sports car and SUV… almost

Speaking to AutoCar at the 2010 Car of Year Award event held for the new Polo, Volkswagen AG chairman Martin Winterkorn confirmed that the automaker is considering a smaller Porsche sports car and a smaller SUV.

“The Porsche model range is firmly based on the 911, Boxster, Cayenne and Cayman, and it will stay that way,” said Winterkorn. “We are also investigating opportunities for a smaller sports car and a smaller SUV – but I cannot say more at the moment.”

When asked how likely it is those two new models will make it to production, Winterkorn said: “Let”s just say we do not usually waste our effort”¦”

We’ve previously heard rumors of a new entry-level Porsche that will share components from the upcoming compact Audi R4 sports car. While Audi’s R4 is slated for a 2011 debut, the Porsche version will not arrive until 2012.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar