It looks like Porsche will be showing a concept estate version of the Panamera at Paris – perhaps the Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake?
The rumours that Porsche are preparing an estate version of the Panamera for the Paris Motor Show in September are gathering pace, and it now seems almost certain there will be a Panamera Shooting Brake Concept to upset Porsche purists when the Paris Motor Show opens on 27th September.
Although the Panamera Estate Concept is highly probable, it seems likely any production car is some way off – probably 2015 at the earliest – before which we’ll see the Panamera get a facelift (which could arrive at Paris too) and even a Panamera Coupe and convertible on a shortened wheelbase.
The Panamera estate is expected to share its underpinnings with the next generation Bentley Continental, with Porsche now firmly under the VW umbrella, and there is even talk that the Porsche V8 – which started life in the Cayenne – will be replaced by the new Audi/Bentley V8 in the not too distant future.
So you can probably add the Panamera Estate to the list of Porsche cars due in the next few years as Porsche heads for annual sales of 200,000 cars, which already includes the Porsche Macan, Porsche Pajun and Porsche 960.
Spoilt for choice.