DETROIT — McLaren Automotive, the road-car unit of the British race-car builder, plans to launch 15 new models or derivatives through 2022.
But don't expect any SUVs.
"We have been a company in existence for a long time prior to automotive and we're a profitable company, so there's really no need to go into SUVs," Tony Joseph, president of McLaren North America, said last week during a visit to Automotive News. "We want to concentrate just on two-seat sports cars and be known as the iconic sports car company."
Since 2016, McLaren has released three vehicles: the 570S Spider, a convertible that starts at just more than $200,000; the 720S supercar starting at about $293,000; and the limited-edition Senna, which the automaker calls its "ultimate road-legal track car." It is priced at around $1 million.
Just 500 Sennas will be built and the car is already sold out. About 160 Sennas are expected to come to North America beginning in August.
While McLaren is adamant about not building an SUV, it has been far more receptive to electrification. Half of the 15 vehicles in its business plan are to have hybrid technology.
A full-electric car is also in the works, but that is unlikely before 2022.
Joseph said, "We haven't confirmed any specific products yet, but we are very much looking at hybrid and electric."