LOS ANGELES -- Porsche won't introduce any vehicles smaller than the Macan crossover and Boxster convertible in the current product lineup.
"There is absolutely no intention to go below what we have today," Detlev von Platen, global sales chief for Porsche AG, said last week in an interview here at the opening of the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles.
Von Platen's comments rebuffed speculation published recently by some car magazines and websites that Porsche is busy developing a third crossover that would slot below the Macan in price and size. The Macan, a compact crossover, went on sale in 2014 and is now the brand's top-selling vehicle in the U.S.
In rejecting smaller, less-expensive vehicles than today's baseline, Porsche leaders are thinking about what the brand represents, von Platen said.