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 |  Dec 24 2012, 8:11 AM

The Porsche Pajun has been delayed and debated for over a year, but it appears that German automaker is poised to give its Panamera junior model the green light for production.

If the Pajun does get the green light, it will mark the first time that Porsche has entered the mainstream market segment that has been ruled by the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class models. Though once the model gets the approval, it won’t be hitting showrooms until 2016 at the earliest but the Pajun is an essential part of the automaker’s plan to sell 200,000 units annually by 2018.

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Industry sources believe that the Pajun will be built on the Volkswagen Group’s next-generation MSB platform. The new MSB will also be used to underpin the next-generation Panamera, and nearly all future Bentley models along with high-end VW Group vehicles.

The E-segment market is poised to grow by the end of 2019, and Porsche is looking to take advantage of that growth with the timing of the Pajun introduction.

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[Source: Autocar UK]