New 718 model dies on planning room floor

Rumours of a new model to sit below the Porsche Boxster seem to be cyclical. The rumour starts, six months pass, and Porsche follows it up by refuting it. It seems to have happened once again.

The rumoured Boxster-based mid-engine roaster was to be called 718.

“You won’t see anything lower than the current Boxster model,” said Detlev von Platen, CEO of Porsche Cars North America, to Automotive News.

“We had many discussions about this in the group, and the decision was made that the time is not right.”

Detlev von Platen then followed up the discussion by stating, “Our entry model is our pre-owned program.”

2013 Porsche Boxster

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