Porsche's top union leader Uwe Hueck has accused Volkswagen production chief Michael Macht of interfering in the brand's internal affairs by making comments about the likely production location for the upcoming Porsche Cajun model.
Macht, a former Porsche CEO, said Porsche's factory in Leipzig,will be chosen to build the Cajun compact SUV, which launches in 2013. He made the comments in a story published at the weekend by Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News Europe.
Hueck did not contradict Macht on the question of Leipzig becoming the production facility for the Cajun, but said: "The name of the Porsche CEO is Matthias Mueller, not Michael Macht." "Mr. Macht's statements are going to cause us significant difficulties in ongoing negotiations," he added.
The Porsche supervisory board meets on March 15 in Weissach, near Stuttgart, to decide where the Cajun will be built. Porsche and VW are still independent companies, but plan to merge with Porsche becoming VW's 10th brand.