Cayman: The high-performance 385-hp Cayman GT4 went on sale in July. The coupe is in line for its own re-engineering in 2016, when it will also get the new four-cylinder engines. The Cayman is due for a redesign in 2020.
911: Porsche will reveal a re-engineered 911 at the Frankfurt auto show. It is expected to go on sale in the U.S. by early 2016. The brand's flagship gets modest front- and rear-end styling changes and interior updates. But the biggest changes are under the hood with turbocharged engines slated for nearly the entire model range. Turbocharged 2.7- and 3.0-liter six-cylinder engines are new. The 3.4-liter naturally aspirated boxer six-cylinder is expected to be dropped after 2015.
Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller says the brand will decide this year whether to produce a plug-in 911. The technology saves fuel and boosts performance, Mueller says, and could ultimately be used for every nameplate in the lineup. A plug-in variant likely would wait until 2020, a year after the redesigned 911 arrives.
Panamera: A redesigned Panamera is expected to arrive in the U.S. in late 2016 or early 2017. It will use Volkswagen Group's lighter-weight, more fuel-efficient MSB platform, which also is expected to underpin models from Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini. A more powerful plug-in hybrid is likely. A wagon variant could arrive in 2018.
Pajun: Porsche could decide to sell an electric-only version of its long-planned Pajun sedan to compete with vehicles such as the Tesla Model S. The Pajun would be built on a smaller version of the Panamera's MSB platform. Other alternative powertrains including a plug-in hybrid are being explored, and Porsche reportedly has dropped plans to sell gasoline and diesel variants of the Pajun. Timing for the Pajun is fluid. It could be as early as 2018 or as late as 2021 before U.S. sales start.
Macan: The new midsize cross-over has been a hit since going on sale in May 2014, with wait times routinely running around six months. A freshening is likely in 2017. Porsche is expected to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Macan around that time. Performance variants of the Macan are coming. A redesign is slated for 2020.
Porsche sells a four-cylinder Macan in China and the United Kingdom. While Porsche executives have said the four-cylinder Macan isn't slated for the U.S., Mueller told Automotive News this year that the company hasn't yet decided whether to sell a four-cylinder version here.
Cayenne: The freshened Cayenne went on sale late last year in the U.S. A redesign is expected in the second half of 2017, when the Cayenne will move to a longer version of the Macan platform and become lighter, more efficient and roomier inside. A sportier Cayenne coupe with a sloping rear and sleeker roofline is possible in early 2019 to compete with the BMW X6.
918 Spyder: Porsche is delivering the last of its 918 copies of this limited-run, plug-in hybrid supercar. After 21 months of building the 918 Spyder, Porsche ended production in late June. While Porsche executives say they won't replace the program with another supercar right away, they expect a successor program at some point.
960/988: This two-seat mid- engine coupe would slot between the 911 and the 918 Spyder. Dubbed FeFi inside the company, for Ferrari fighter, it could come to market as early as spring 2018. Timing is uncertain, however, and the project could slip until 2020 or later. Coupe and roadster body styles are likely. It would be built on a mid-engine version of the MSB platform. If it's built, the car is expected to use a boxer eight-cylinder engine with four turbochargers producing around 600 hp. The car likely would cost $250,000 or more.