A Porsche 911 SUV? Sounds Like A ‘Good Idea’, Says Exec

Porsche was criticized by purists for putting the Cayenne into production back in 2002, but stirring the waters has turned out to be a great decision for the automaker.

The Porsche Cayenne was quickly embraced by consumers worldwide. Three generations later, it’s still a big money-maker for the Stuttgart brand, with Porsche expanding its offerings with the smaller Macan.

Both high-riding vehicles benefit from some 911 influences, which is the pinnacle of the Porsche brand. But this is where the company drew the line, as the sports car couldn’t possibly be turned into an SUV, right?

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Not really, because AutocarIndia asked Porsche’s Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing, Detlev von Platen, about a possible 911 crossover/SUV, on the sidelines of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. And to everyone’s surprise, the official called it “a good idea”.

“The 911 is the center point for all design at Porsche, and you will see its influence in other vehicles”, said von Platen. “But taking the 911 and making an SUV out of it? Taking it higher? That could be a good idea, and of course it won’t be a model range, but it will be a limited, very niche product.”

If Porsche decides to launch a jacked-up 911, then it would be the first time the moniker has been used on a different body style. So, will we see a modern-day 911 Safari for the road, or just another performance-oriented crossover?

Note: Porsche Panamericana Concept pictured in opening (via Wikipedia), 1978 Porsche 911 Safari pictured below

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  • Ilbirs

    If it’s a Safari, I’m OK with it, as it’d be a very singular product. If it’s a SUV that will be called 911, I’ll suggest for the folks here to change the name of this page to SUVScoops.

  • Six_Tymes

    to me this makes zero sense since they already have plenty of suv’s. but who knows, maybe if it was different some how with a lower price point?

    • Matt

      A 911 with a lower price point? That isn’t possible.

    • exeptor

      If happens it will be exactly the opposite , more like a 911 R. Very limited, probably very desired car with the respective price tag – much more expensive than any Cayenne.

  • Mind Synthetic

    screw SUVs and people who like them. get on a diet you fat bastards, maybe then you will not need a larger car.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    They did the Panamera. It’s a stretched 911 for obese people and wannabe “sport drivers” who like dreaming of wild rides while sitting on their sofa in between a cigar and a golf play. They only need to do a “Raised Panamera” to get a SUV. Why ruin the real thing with a SUV? Make a raised widebodied Turbo4 for a niche of mad customers if you really want to look original and call it “911 Baja Mad Max”

  • Isn’t the Cayenne already the 911 SUV?

  • Bob

    That green concept is ugly as sin. Everything about that style of design needs to be locked away in a giant container and shot off into far off space never to be seen or spoken of again.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Hell no…

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