Bloomberg has reported that Porsche plans to introduce its first station wagon, further stretching the brand’s portfolio beyond the iconic 911 sports car into a more utilitarian segment.
A wagon version of Porsche’s four-door coupe is expected to be put on display at the Geneva Motor Show next March, and to go on sale in the subsequent months, according to the report, marking Porsche’s latest venture beyond its sports-car roots after the Cayenne in 2002.
Anonymous sources from Porsche said the wagon will be based partly on the Sport Turismo design concept shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and it would compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake.
Broadening the Panamera’s appeal is part of an expansion plan that also includes Porsche’s first all-electric sports car by 2020.
Besides that, Porsche also plans to unveil a Panamera hybrid in Paris this year.
Meanwhile, the next-gen Panamera sedan will also make its debut in Paris, expected to go on sale in Europe a few months later.
There is also a five-seat version of the Panamera currently under consideration, due to consumer demand in the US.