LEIPZIG, Germany — The third-generation Porsche Panamera will completely be provided as a sedan when it goes on sale for 2025. The long-roof Sport Turismo model added to the vary for the 2018 mannequin yr is not coming again, and Autoblog sat down with a high Porsche government to search out out why.
“In relation to the client’s viewpoint, [the Sport Turismo variant] is a bit of little bit of a design piece. The practicality of the automobile would not change a lot in comparison with [the standard Panamera] as a result of we’ve the large hatch. The sedan’s hatch is large, and the Sport Turismo’s is kind of the identical,” replied Dr. Thomas Friemuth, the Panamera line’s vp, once I requested why the wagon is not coming again.
It takes little greater than a fast look at a specs sheet to grasp what he is alluding to. Within the outgoing Panamera sedan, you have acquired 17.6 cubic ft of trunk house with each rows of seats left up and 47.3 cubes with the rear seats folded flat. Within the Panamera Sport Turismo, these figures improve to 18.3 and 49, respectively. The distinction between the sedan and the wagon is smaller than many assume.
This both created or compounded an even bigger downside: gross sales. Friemuth added that the Sport Turismo represents “under 10%” of complete Panamera gross sales around the globe. “That is why we determined with the markets to not make the Sport Turismo once more,” he concluded.
Porsche would not particularly break down Panamera gross sales by physique fashion, however Friemuth’s feedback recommend the Sport Turismo will enter the pantheon of automotive historical past as one of many model’s rarer series-produced fashions from its period. Panamera gross sales totaled 34,142 models around the globe in 2022, a 13% improve in comparison with 2021. If the Sport Turismo represented lower than 10% of gross sales, Porsche bought beneath 3,414 models final yr.
For context, the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman duo posted 18,203 gross sales globally. On the different finish of the spectrum, the Cayenne took the highest spot within the vary with 95,604 gross sales in 2022, and gross sales of the 911 elevated by 5% to 40,410 models (together with 10,042 delivered in our market).
If you happen to’re available in the market for a brand new Panamera Sport Turismo, get one quickly earlier than stock runs out. If you happen to’ve acquired one, cling on to it.