The Porsche lineup has had a few staples that have defined the brand for years. While the automaker continues to reveal new iterations of each of those models, it’s not often Porsche comes out with a completely new model. That’s a big part of the reason there was so much buzz surrounding the release of the 2015 Porsche Macan late last year. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like Porsche is done adding to its vehicle lineup, as the brand’s chairman, Matthias Müller, announced Porsche would be adding a seventh model series during a recent press conference.
“For example, in the not too distant future we will present a seventh model series. But I am not yet able to tell you exactly when this will happen. There are already promising plans, but no board decision yet.” -Matthias Müller
While the prospects of a new Porsche vehicle is beyond exciting, he didn’t provide much information beyond that, other than a mention of the 919 Hybrid benefiting future vehicles.
No one can say for certain what Porsche’s next vehicle will be, but that hasn’t stopped bloggers and journalists from speculating. One of the most frequent rumors is that the new model will be the Porsche Pajun, which has been rumored for availability in 2019.
Another rumor suggest that the new model could be an all-electric model that competes with the vehicles Tesla is offering. Some reports state that this all-electric model and the Pajun are one-in-the-same, so that is worth monitoring.
Rather than looking at models like the Pajun that have been spied, sources have looked to Porsche’s past to a once-confirmed vehicle that was expected to rival Ferrari. This model was planned to fit between the 911 and the 918, but was cancelled. Could the new model be a resurrection of this plan?
So when will Porsche’s next vehicle be available? Well, a separate announcement by Müller suggests that the model will be available by 2018, noting that the brand did not want to set too many targets beyond 2018, according to AutoBlog.
Hopefully, we’ll know more about what this new model might be in the coming months, so stay posted.