The next-generation 2017 Porsche Panamera has been spied near the Nurburgring looking a bit less ugly.
When Porsche first announced the Panamera sedan, many believed that the German automaker would create a four-door 911 model. Instead, the Panamera looked bulky and didn’t have any sporty lines from any 911 model in existence. The next-generation Panamera is around the corner, and in typical Porsche fashion, don’t expect drastic changes to the styling, although from these spy photos, we can see that it will be updated for the better.
This isn’t the first time our photographers have spied the 2017 Porsche Panamera testing, but these are the most revealing photos yet. The front end gets a bit sportier while the headlights are being camouflaged with graphic overlays for the time being.
By the looks of the rear, it appears that Porsche will lengthen the sedan while giving the trunk the same styling that we see in the new 911 models. The rear three-quarters has been improved to give it less of a hatchback look, which does a lot to make its silhouette less awkward. Again, the tail lights are concealed with vinyl graphics, but expect it to get the 3D rear lights the other new Porsche models have.
One of the biggest changes to the Panamera lineup will be the inclusion of turbocharged engines across the entire range, similar to what has happened with the 911. The new sedan is expected to debut early next year, possibly at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
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