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Report: Next-gen Porsche Panamera to debut at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Report: Next-gen Porsche Panamera to debut at 2016 Geneva Motor Show image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Porsche | posted September 28, 2015 22:31

2017 Porsche Panamera will be lighter, have new turbocharged engines report says

The second generation Porsche Panamera will apparently be making its world debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show after Indianautosblog reported that the company will hold its global reveal during the motor show.

Speaking with Porsche President and CEO (also the newly-minted VW CEO) Matthias Mueller during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, he confirmed to them that the new Panamera will arrive at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

“You’ll see the car in Geneva,” said Mueller.

To be billed as a 2017 model, the all-new Panamera (codenamed G2) will be underpinned by Volkswagen’s MSB platform which will allow it to weigh 90kg lighter than the current generation. Design-wise however, Mueller stated that it will likely retain the same distinct design language.

In terms of power, the 2017 Panamera will also reportedly get new turbocharged V6 and V8 engines along with the continuation of the hybrid variant called the ‘S E-Hybrid’.

Aside from the all-new Panamera, the company also announced that they are also planning to release a production version of the all-electric Mission E concept by the end of the decade.

Note: Pictured above is the current Porsche Panamera

Source: Indianautosblog