Porsche has peeled back the first view of the next-generation Panamera sports saloon, ahead of its official debut at the end of this year.
The cover image of a new teaser video released today offers a first glimpse of the new Panamera’s rear profile, which will feature a full-width brake light and seems to have done away with the outgoing model’s humpback design.
Themed “courage changes everything”, the teaser video highlights the German car maker’s previous achievements through unconventional thinking, but offers no other views of the new car. In the accompanying text, the company states: “A great dream is worth fighting for. Just like a bold vision. The next victory rarely drops into your lap. Often, you must first compete against something: against resistance, against convention and against rigid thinking.”
“This is why our engineers and designers have built the next Panamera. With the courage of a new generation. The courage to change.”
A separate sketch offers a side profile view of the new Panamera, hinting at the new car’s smoothed off roof line, shorter overhangs and raised rear deck.
The new Porsche Panamera continues the concept of combining the performance of a thoroughbred sports car with the comfort of a luxury saloon. As expected, technical information is scarce at this early stage of the marketing campaign but confirmed new features include Launch Control, rear axle steering and sports exhaust system, along with more powerful and efficient powertrains.
The new model will also boast advanced connectivity and digital functions to be more in-line with the increasingly networked “digital world”. See the new Panamera’s interior
For the first time, the next-generation Panamera range will be joined by a wagon variant, which is likely to be called “Shooting Brake”, as it’s fashionably known these days. Both sedan and wagon versions will ride on Volkswagen Group’s MSB platform.