Wagon buyers who prefer their vehicle to be luxurious, you will have an entirely brand new selection at the latter part of this year. Porsche will start rolling out 4 fresh models of the Panamera Sport Turismo at the end of 2017 in the US. Moreover, the local dealers are appealing for a 5 seat sedan, but it seems their demands will be met with a solution from the German automaker.
SUVs and crossovers are the latest buzz at these times, leading the sales in the global market. However it is shocking to see that the wagons are not giving up without a fight nowadays. Now, the luxurious German automaker has made one that will be the newest member of their claim, but Porsche doesn't literally use the wagon description of its long roofed Panamera.
The 2nd gen Porsche Panamera sedan (but it is more of a hatchback than a sedan) is a standard 4 seater vehicle that is tempting to own, but if you want to fit 3 more companions in the back then you can opt for a Panamera Sport Turismo.
Panamera Sport Turismo is a wagon variant that can seat 3 people in the back. The British automotive company revealed that the new Panamera model will have a 4+1 seating layout, now considered the first ever Panamera unit to be fitted with a 3 seat design located in the back. Now, the Stuggart-based marque is considering the possibility of altering the sedan to be fitted with the 4+1 concept to cater demands from the dealers nationwide.
This announcement of a possible 5 seater sedan was recently made by the COO of Porsche Cars North America Inc, Joe Lawrence. He remarked that the Panamera sedan is already a success in the US. He further exclaimed that the sales of the swanky sedan is taking off and the German company has received a large of orders from the loyal patrons.
But it has not been a smooth ride, as Porsche faced some supply obstacles with the fresh Panamera, and due to this the second generation vehicle model reached US shores months later that it was originally scheduled to arrive. Lawrence was quizzed on when the 5 seat concept will be made available, he vaguely replied that we will have to see what the future holds.
For now, you can choose the Sport Turismo if you want a 5 seater wagon. Recently debuted at the New York Auto Show, it boasts not just the extra hind seat but the long-roofed Panamera is considered as the more efficient option with a larger trunk both with the hind seats in place even if one will tuck down the 40:20:40 split back seats.
The wagon seems to be the better choice and also has a more enticing outer design, but this all highly depends on the patron's preferences. We are sensing a lot of love to the sedan from the US consumers, and we are rather excited if Porsche will follow through in the future with their recent announcement.