A Panamera we can love? It certainly looked that way at the VW Group Preview night here in Paris, where the long rumoured Panamera Shooting Brake broke cover as this ‘Sport Turismo’ concept. It seems likely to give way to a production Panamera wagon and from our seats in the audience, the integration of a rear tailgate and extended roof line, helps the Panamera’s profile enormously.
The stance of this car looked truly excellent and the detail execution first class. It’s interesting, also, to think that Porsche are doing this just a couple of weeks after Mercedes unveiled the CLS Shooting Brake. For burgeoning numbers of Chinese middle classes who are just discovering the great outdoors,and the pursuits of Golf and activities such as camping, could this format become the car of choice?
by Joe Simpson