Detlev von Platen
Porsche mulls Macan EV amid VW's zero-emissions driveMarch 8
Porsche may offer an full-electric version of its Macan SUV and could turn models such as the iconic 911 into hybrids, its sales chief said, amid a push by parent VW Group to move on from its emissions-cheating scandal.
Porsche: We won't go below Macan, BoxsterNov. 21, 2016
After record 2015, Porsche will keep growing, von Platen saysFeb. 1, 2016
Porsche will review its global strategy in the middle of this year after easily surpassing its goal of 200,000 sales around the world in 2015. New sales boss Detlev von Platen, who took over in November after heading Porsche Cars North America, isn't ready to reveal the company's next long-term sales target. But he did predict another year of worldwide growth for the brand.
Porsche boosts U.S. Macan supplyOct. 5, 2015
After buyers were kept waiting for six months or more during the Porsche Macan's first year on the market, the wait times are finally easing. Increased allocations to the U.S have cut the wait time to less than two months.
Porsche names Blume as CEO, N.A. boss von Platen as global sales chiefSept. 30, 2015
Porsche has named production chief Oliver Blume to be its new CEO, and North America boss Detlev von Platen to be global sales and marketing leader as part of a VW Group management shakeup in the wake of the automaker's diesel-emissions scandal. Von Platen's successor in North America "will be announced in the near future," Porsche said.
Porsche's U.S. boss prepares for more growthMay 18, 2015
Porsche's U.S. CEO expects this year to reach the brand's target of selling more than 50,000 vehicles in the U.S. The increased sales aren't enough to justify U.S. production. But Porsche does have plans for more U.S. dealerships and higher expectations of its dealers to go along with the growth.