The new luxury SUV project is set to begin in 2011 and it should take about three years until production launches with a 2014 target date for release. He said: "There is fresh, 'undug' ground on the SUV side, the Porsche Cayenne
Turbo S is good, very attractive, but it can be beaten on craftsmanship. If we could produce an SUV with the interior finish of the Mulsanne, we could have a real success in China, the US and Europe. It could be our biggest seller. There are discussions ongoing with the [VW Group] board; they are pretty advanced talks, but the project does still need approval."
The new SUV could share the Conti GT's 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.