In the past decades, Porsche consistently added various trucks and sedans to their classy line of automobiles and some may cringe at this ongoing trend. Apparently, there are some vehicle enthusiasts that find the addition of automobiles such as the four-door Panamera, the Macan cute-ute and the Cayenne crossover to be bad news for the brand.
They seem to think that these models do not coincide with the brand’s level, however, the revenue generated by these models prove otherwise since it outsold many fan-favorite models.
Eventually, folks will come to accept that the models Porsche will release to go head on against their competition will likely be a family friendly automobile. It came as no surprise when the brand introduced the Panemera Sport Turismo at the Geneva auto show since many of those familiar with the brand’s track record will know that they are all for sedans, even a station wagon.
As they would have it, Porsche released their first production wagon in time for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The said station wagon was bestowed the name Panamera Sport Turismo and it is based on the legendary automobile maker’s Panamera sedan. Apparently, the new Panamera Sport Turismo has room for five passengers and is the first to have this “4+1” feature as reported by Business Insider.
At first glance, the difference between the Sport Turusmo and the standard Panamera is hard to find. Since its aesthetic design is nearly identical to the standard Panamera’s front view. However, the sedan’s rear can spell out the difference in stark clarity. The Panamera Sport Turismo’s rear end has a conventional sport wagon design that even has an expandable rear spoiler.
The new Panemera Sports Turismo is virtually the same size as its sibling, sporting dimensions of 5,049 mm long, 1,428 mm high and 1,937 mm wide. Its size may be the reason behind the new wagon only having 20 litres of additional space as compared to the saloon according to BizNews.
However, the total boot space for the new wagon is 520 overall, but take note that if the seats are folded, the space is increased to 1,390 litres. This handy transformative option is definitely a plus for the Porsche Panamera Sports Turismo, making it both convenient and practical for various purposes.
Moreover, the new wagon also gives more headspace for passengers sitting at the back. Other than its obvious convenience, the changes made to the new Porsche wagon makes the vehicle more proportionate to look at as compared to its sisters. The new design also gives the new Porsche wagon an old-school look with a hint of modern charm.
Despite being a wagon, the Panamera Sport Turismo is still the product of the legendary automobile maker Porsche, thus it comes with all sorts of high-end features. The new wagon comes with the latest generation of active cruise control, the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, adaptive air suspension, Porsche InnoDrive, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, and Porsche Traction Management.
The inner beauty of the new Porsche Sports Turismo consist of a physical rev counter garnished with a 7-inch LCD instrument screens. There is also a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen and touch sensitive zones for climate and adaptive driving. The cabin of the new Porsche wagon is adorned with wood, creating various delightful interior color schemes.
In addition to all the powerful features the Panemra Sport Turuismo has to offer, the new wagon also boasts the availability of several variants. The Porsche wagon comes in the 330-horsepower Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, the 440-horsepower E-Hybrid, the 462-horsepower 4S, and the 550-horsepower Turbo as per Wired. That being said, all of the variants are powered with the new twin-turbo v6 engine. Moreover, each variant has the amazing ability to reach at least 60 mph from a standstill in less thatn five seconds. All that power matched with its maximum speed of 306 kmph proves that the Porsche’s new wagon is in no way a mom-car.
Porsche proudly claims that the Panamera 4 Sport Turismo has what it takes to hit 60 mph almost instantly. Evidently, the new Porsche wagon has a lot to boast, thus it comes wearing a shining price tag that starts at $96,200 and possibly capping at $154,000.
The new Porsche Panamera Sports Turismo is likely to be made available in the US by the end of 2017. While the launched for the Indian market will be on March 22, 2017 as reported by Overdrive. The same sources reportedly took the new Porsche wagon for a spin and were overall very impressed with the experience.
The lucky test runners found the Porsche Panamera Sports Turismo to be the perfect combination of space and comfort. The latter is definitely a delightful mixture for a vehicle of its standing, being a luxury wagon with the performance of a sports car.