Shooting Brake

The New Porsche Panamera Has Just Become An Awful Lot Cooler

And the competition should take note.

Only a few days ago our spy photographers updated us with a handful of images of the next generation Porsche Panamera testing at the Nurburgring. But this just wasn’t just any Panamera test mule. It turned out to be a Panamera wagon, or shooting brake if you prefer. Why did this excite us? Because that test mule looked an awful lot like the Sport Turismo concept Porsche showed in Paris back in 2012. Yeah, we could dig a Panamera wagon but will it even come to the US?

Yes, according to a confirmation report from Automotive News. Porsche’s North American CEO, Klaus Zellmer, stated that the Panamera wagon will arrive sometime after the regular sedan debuts in early 2017. "We have to have some patience for (the wagon) to arrive in the US," Zellmer said. "But we are confident that this car will be well received here, despite the fact that this country doesn’t really like hatchbacks or wagons." We’ll see the new Panamera having its official debut at Paris this September, and we wouldn’t at all be surprised to see both sedan and wagon unveiled alongside each other. Automotive News also adds that Porsche is even considering a five-seat Panamera at some point down the line.

Reason being is that US dealers are claiming they’re losing potential Panamera buyers to the competition because it lacks a fifth seat. But hey, a Panamera wagon? We’re so down with that. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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