Mclaren to Launch 18 New Cars; Brand Will Be 100% Hybrid by 2025
Luxury sportscar brand McLaren has revealed the first details of a new business plan that will take the company to its fifteenth year.
Track25 is an evolution of the Track22 business plan that was first launched at the Geneva motor show back in 2016 and the updated and expanded £1.2bn plan now sets major new targets for the Woking-headquartered company.
First and foremost, McLaren will aim to launch 18 new models by the year 2025, which it says will help lift production by almost 75 per cent over current levels to around 6,000 cars a year by the middle of the next decade; of these 18 models, one will also be a successor to the McLaren P1 hypercar.
Secondly, the company intends to switch to the use of hybrid powertrains within the same time frame. And this will also see McLaren’s designers and engineers introducing new lightweighting measures in an effort to win what the British manufacturer says is “the new supercar weight race”.
The latter will no doubt be aided by the soon to-open McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC). Once fully operational, the MCTC, which is located on the outskirts of Sheffield, will mean around 57 per cent of McLaren’s vehicle content will be UK sourced.
And last but not least, McLaren says it is evaluating new retail markets including Russia, India and Central/Eastern Europe. Currently sold in 31 markets around the globe through an 86-stong retailer network, the company wants to reach 100 retailers within the life of the Track25 plan.