This is the first sign of how the all-new Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake will look. Unveiled in Paris as the Panamera Sport Turismo concept car, it is one of at least three new Panamera-based models which have been planned since the introduction of the liftback model to the line-up in 2009.
The up-market five-door also showcases a development of the existing Porsche petrol-electric hybrid system complete with plug-in capability for the first time.
The new Shooting Brake will form part of the second-generation Panamera line-up.
“The body concept of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an outlook on a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow,” Porsche said, without providing any official schedule for the introduction of the production version.
It’s expected though the new estate — which is expected to be built in the Porsche factory in Leipzig, which also builds the Cayenne and will handle the new Macan — will make its market debut in 2016.
Visual tweaks to the concept over today’s existing tailback include extended roofline, longer glasshouse and angled tailgate that opens at bumper height.
And the introduction of the new Panamera estate is, according to Porsche,a direct response to feedback from existing customers.
“We have existing Panamera owners who seek greater practicality but don’t necessarily see the Cayenne as a solution,” Porsche stated.
It’s expected the Shooting Brake will offer over 200-litres more luggage space than the Panamera liftback, which holds 445-litres.
The new concept is 4950mm long 1990mm wide and 1401mm tall, making it 20mm shorter, 60mm wider and 19mm lower than the soon-to-be-facelifted Panamera liftback.