New Porsche CEO Michael Macht said more production synergies can be had between Porsche and VW Group now that the two German automakers have merged.

The new head of Porsche is feeling generous, now that a merger between Porsche and VW Group has been put in place.

Porsche has put its 911 and Panamera platforms up for grabs within the VW Group as part of a plan to further cooperation between the two automakers in matters of production.

"Porsche needs to become a strong pillar of VW...The Panamera platform could be used by other brands for models that are in development and at the concept stage," said Michael Macht, Porsche's new CEO, in an Autocar story.

Macht was also sure to note that Porsche will not be diluting its quality or brand quotient by introducing more technology from VW. Currently, it only uses a VW supplied V6 engine in the Cayenne.

Macht also spoke of driving Porsche sales back up, which have fallen 24 percent this year due to the economic downturn. In the Autocar interview, he spoke (without offering any details) about introducing new models but did confirm that the Panamera range will be expanded to include a 6-cylinder model, a hybrid and a diesel variant too.

He also put the brakes on any speculation that there would be an electric Porsche anytime soon.

"The technology that exists now doesn't fit with Porsche requirements. It will be a minimum of two years before the technology is up to scratch."


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