A five-seat version of the Panamera also under consideration
Images of a shooting brake or extended roof version of the Porsche Panamera have been circulating for the past several years now. In 2012, Porsche showed their Panamera Sport Turismo Concept at the Paris Auto Show. For the past several months, spy photos have been circulating online. Just recently, Automotive News confirmed that the second-generation Panamera wagon will be sold in the United States.
Klaus Zellmer, US Chief confirmed the wagon in an interview at a press event recently. The second generation Panamera is set to arrive at dealerships starting early next next year. The main body style will be a sedan but rumors of other styles have been circulating online recently.
Station wagons are popular in Germany these days with Audi selling a variant of the A4 and A6 and BMW sharing touring versions of the 3-series and 5-series. We only receive the 3-series variant here in the United States.
The second generation is scheduled to be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show later this year with the sedan going on sale in Europe shortly thereafter. A station wagon or Touring Brake version is scheduled to go on sale in Europe early next year. This means that a Panamera Wagon would likely go on sale in the US as a 2018 model at the earliest.
In the same interview, Zellmer also said that a five-seat Panamera is under consideration as well because many dealers in the United States are reporting lost sales because a five-seat version is not included in the lineup.
Source: Automotive News