The days have changed since Porsche were a pure sporting car company. Following the release of the Panamera and the Cayenne Porsche are now looking to enter another area of the UK car market.
According to American reports, Porsche are planning a saloon type of vehicle that will rival the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5 Series. That will certainly add some interesting and much needed competition.
To be released in 2017
It will be a smaller version for the highly successful Panamera and will be called the Pajun. It has been confirmed that Porsche are hoping that vehicle hits the car market by the year 2017. It will come with a variety of engines, costing between €65,000 and €100,000.
Porsche Panamera Hybrid
The new Porsche Panamera hybrid diesel has edged closer to release in China. At present it comes with a choice of 6 different engines and 3 transmissions.
Porsche have expressed their desire to expand their model range from 4 all the way up to 7, with them hoping to increase their annual output to 200,000. Next year is to see the beginning of the Macan compact SUV model.
Brand new Porsche Boxter released
Porsche have released the brand new Boxter here in the UK with a starting price of £37,589. The Porsche Boxter S will cost £45,384.
Increase of 10 BHP
A flat six 2.7 litre engine sits in both variants. Although the engine has been downgraded from a 2.7 litre engine, it hits 10 BHP more with a maximum of 265 BHP.
Made lighter to enhance the performance
This time round the car’s performance has been greatly enhanced in a not so typical fashion. The car’s agility and stability has been improved thanks to a 35 kg weight loss. The wheelbase has been increased by 60mm. The wheels and the tyres have been made a lot larger in order to handle a greater amount of power.
Economy is all important, even to sports car makers like Porsche. That’s why fuel efficiency and emissions are said to have been improved by a brilliant 15 per cent. It will deliver an outstanding 36.7 MPG of fuel and emit just 180g/km of C02 emissions.
An refreshed look
The new Boxter now has smaller front and rear overhangs. The roofline has been lowered, distinguishing the new model from the outgoing variant.