Porsche "Roxster" Baby-Ute Spotted (Not Literally)

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Auto Motor und Sport's Erlkoenig spies have spotted Porsche's new Roxster baby ute being shaken down in camouflage. The fifth member of the Porsche model line is based on Audi's forthcoming Q5. There had been talk of the Roxster boasting a 400 hp version of the Cayenne V8, but carbon emissions rules have likely put that idea to bed. The same V6 slated for Ingostadt's iteration will likely power Porsche's cute ute (ugh). The styling appears to remain fairly faithful to the Cayenne's forgettable shape. Auto Motor und Sport thinks Porsche has attached bits of Cayenne to the Roxster test mule, but a shorter rear overhang and steep rear c-pillar give the Roxster a much more pert rear quarter than the billious Cayenne. Up front, the headlights appear more Cayman than the Cayenne. Look for the Roxster to debut in 2010 (our favorite year), sometime after the Panamera four-door GT becomes the fourth Porsche model line (counting the Cayman and Boxster as a single line). Clearly, BMW has to worry about X3 sales. But without a V8, will Porsche offer anything (besides a higher price and some brand snobbery) that the Audi doesn't? Let the spin begin!

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  • Vega Vega on May 09, 2008

    @thetopdog: Porsche has enough moeny already to buy VW and also , since when is it the job of a company to keep prices of their products low? Global Porsche sales are going great so why should they lower prices? Oh and btw., due to the Dollar devaluation they have effectively lowered their (Euro based) prices in the US quite significantly. Just so that Americans continue to be able to buy Porsches, even if their currency isn't worth much anymore. Isn't that nice?

  • L47_V8 L47_V8 on May 09, 2008

    First Porsche builds an ode to the first-generation Hyundai Santa Fe (Cayenne). Now comes an ode to the current Toyota RAV4. People will buy anything if it's got the right badge.

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on May 09, 2008

    AKM put it brilliantly this is some late-term abortion bimbo box that will have soccer moms thinking they share some heritage with me and what I drive.