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At the end of last week, Porsche lifted the veil on the third generation of its Panamera sedan. This is undergoing a gentle evolution, with a barely revised style and some additional technologies including a new active damping system. But what we didn’t yet know was that the Sport Turismo station wagon variant would simply disappear.
Prefigured by a concept in 2012 at the Paris Motor Show, this station wagon body of the Panamera received a warm welcome from the public and the press. However, Porsche was slow to launch it on the market, since this version only arrived in 2017, at the same time as the second generation of the Panamera. Like the sedan, the Sport Turismo station wagon is available in several versions: E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo S… But for the third generation, Porsche is not renewing the station wagon variant, although it is popular with lovers of beautiful bodies.
According to Porsche, demand would not be high enough in the main markets to justify its presence in the catalog. “In China and the United States, the main markets for the D segment, the Panamera Sport Turismo plays a minor role. For this reason, we have decided to discontinue this body variant at the launch of the new generation”, explained a Porsche spokesperson to our colleagues atAutomotive News Europe. According to estimates, sales of the Sport Turismo body are less than 10%, and mainly in certain European markets.
For fans of this shooting brake body style, the Taycan Sport Turismo remains in the catalog, as well as the more adventurous Taycan Cross Turismo version. But those allergic to electric vehicles will have to turn to Audi with the RS6 Avant or BMW with the future BMW M5 Touring to find a sporty station wagon from now on.
Photos : DR.
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To sum up
Porsche is putting an end to the Sport Turismo station wagon variant of the Panamera, the third generation of which has just been presented. This will only be available as a sedan from now on.
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