Of Course We Need A Porsche Station Wagon

PanameraSportTurismo

Porsche just unveiled a new concept car, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, at the Paris Motor Show. It is essentially a Porsche Panamera with a redesigned back end that offers more cargo space, or as most people would call it, a station wagon.

Porsche isn't going to call it that, of course, but why shouldn't there be a Porsche wagon?

No one thought Porsche should build a Cayenne SUV or a four-door like the Panamera, but they both sold well.

Why would a wagon be a hit? It might not be.

It doesn't have the 911 styling around the back like the Panamera. It's the same length as the Panamera, but there's no word on how much cargo room is gained from the new body style.

Whether the Sport Turismo becomes reality or not, the plug-in hybrid powertrain its sporting likely will. It features a new electric motor based on the one that powers the current Panamera hybrid, but the concept's electric motor is twice as powerful. There is also a lithium-ion battery instead of the current nickel-metal-hydride one. And then there’s the plug-in system.

Porsche estimates it can cover 18 miles on electric power alone on a full charge at speeds up to 80 mph.

We'd guess that the Sport Turismo would be available in non-hybrid models, too.

There are also plenty of "concept car" touches inside and out, including futuristic displays and cameras where mirrors should be.

Even if a production wagon makes up just a small fraction of Panamera sales, we need the Sport Turismo to be the halo car for moms and dads who don't aspire to a Cayenne. Check out the pictures below to see if you agree.

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept

Comments 

Volume Van

Great looks - go for it.

People are realizing that wagon like vehicles offer more space and that's why many such vehicles are entering the market.

Countryman, Prius V, Encore, X1, C-Max aare some of the tall wagons have come to market of late.

Plugin is great, with a small motor and battery nearly 80 MPGe can be achieved.

I guess they can add a 3rd row seat like in Tesla Model S.

The extra space at the back is what we all need right? At least I would go for it as I need to travel and always have my car packed for a journey or two every other week.

Good post

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