By on January 22, 2017

Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo Concept

Porsche’s Panamera became significantly more attractive with its 2017 update; now Germany is supplementing it with practicality. The company confirmed that a “shooting brake” Panamera wagon will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, with sales commencing globally later this year.

The new Porsche should take a form similar to 2012’s Panamera Sport Turismo concept and give the finger to Ferrari’s GTC4 Lusso with a significantly reduced price and an extra pair of doors. 

Dr. Stefan Utsch, Porsche’s sales and marketing director for the project, confirmed to the United Kingdom’s CAR that the five-door will become available in Europe for 2017 but kept silent about the American market. However the Panamara sells incredibly well in the United States, it would be surprising not to see the wagon eventually make its way across the ocean in limited numbers.

Despite using the nomenclature “shooting brake” the upcoming Porsche is not a two-door wagon, it’ll remain a four-seater with four doors and possess a hatched rear-opening. It also won’t be available as a long-wheelbase model. Cargo volume should increase but interior legroom will remain identical to the fastback Panamera.

Porsche Panamera Gran Turismo Concept

That said, the company didn’t commit to a stance on the prospect of a shorter-wheelbase coupe version of the Turismo. “We’ve not ruled it out, but our focus is firmly on the electric cars we have in development,” an inside source told CAR.

While the concept five-door was a hybrid, Porsche informed CAR that the production model will share the same powerplants with its sedan sibling. Hybrid or electric variants should be plausible in the future, however.

[Images: Porsche]

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