Reports of a new sub-Panamera sedan in Porsche’s growing line-up are back in the spotlight this week.
The new model had been expected to appear in the new few years, but a new report with Britain’s Car magazine suggests hopeful buyers will now wait until 2019 - at the earliest.
The delay is understood to be a result of a revised ‘Porsche Product Strategy 2018’ plan, which had reportedly outlined an earlier launch for the Pajun.
According to Car however, Volkskwagen management is calling on greater Porsche involvement for other projects within the group, leading Stuttgart’s new four-door to be postponed.
At this stage, we can expect an all-new A5 Sportback to have debuted by the time the Pajun hits the world stage, along with a new E-Class. A new 5 Series would also be around the corner at that point.
An all-new Panamera is understood to be on schedule however, with a debut expected to occur in early to mid 2016.
We can likely look to the 2012 Panamera Sport Turismo Hybrid concept for a few clues as to the new model’s look, although Porsche will undoubtedly have evolved its styling by now.
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