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Porsche may ditch diesel engines: CEO Oliver Blume

Volkswagen's cheating on diesel emissions tests has cast a shadow over its Porsche division


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will decide at the end of the decade whether its latest generation of will be its last, Chief Executive Oliver (CEO) Blume told Reuters, the first time a German carmaker has said in public it could discontinue  

Volkswagen’s cheating on emissions tests has cast a shadow over its division and the sports car brand, which first introduced in its Cayenne (SUV) in 2009, is considering its options. 

“Of course we are looking into this issue,” Blume said in an interview in “We have not made a decision on it.” Blume said would offer a mix of combustion engines, plug-in hybrid vehicles and purely battery-powered cars over the next 10-15 years and would decide at the end of the decade whether had a future at  

German prosecutors last month started investigating staff to see whether they were involved in designing illicit engine-control software and regulators are examining whether the Cayenne was fitted with such a device. 

A redesign of the Cayenne will be launched in September and it will still offer a version, Blume said, just like the Panamera saloon that hit dealerships last November.

First Published: Wed, July 19 2017. 02:30 IST