Next-gen Porsche Panamera global debut by end-2023

Porsche will take the wraps off the third-gen Panamera by the end of this year. The new Panamera is being extensively tested in multiple weather conditions ahead of its global debut. It will also be the first new Porsche to wear the brand’s new badge upon debut.

The original 970 Panamera arrived in 2010 and was subsequently facelifted in 2013. The second-generation 971 was introduced in 2016 and received a round of mid-life upgrades in 2020. In each case, Porsche planned the Panamera for a life cycle of between six and seven years, with a facelift three to four years after its introduction.

  • New 972 Panamera to get subtle styling tweaks
  • Will get heavily updated interior
  • Powertrain options will be Euro 7 emissions regulations ready

New Porsche Panamera: what all is known?

 While there will be a lot of styling changes in the new Panamera, its front-end design is expected similar to the current model while the rear will get new lights and an updated spoiler. The new Panamera, which goes by the internal working name 972, is set to continue the German company’s long tradition for small, evolutionary changes between generations, with an exterior design that subtly progresses the look of the six-year-old second-generation Porsche Panamera. Underneath its steel and aluminium bodywork, Porsche is lining up more significant modifications to the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé and Mercedes-Benz CLS competitor.

New Porsche Panamera: powertrain options

With the two-year-old Porsche Taycan leading the firm’s electric vehicle push, the Panamera is due to receive a revised range of petrol powertrains, all with heavily reworked exhaust systems and tweaked software aimed at meeting the upcoming Euro 7 emission regulations. Along with updated versions of today’s twin-turbocharged, 2.9-litre V6 and 4.0-litre V8 engines, featuring 48V mild-hybrid properties, the new Panamera looks set to adopt a heavily revised plug-in hybrid powertrain that is also planned for the recently unveiled fourth-gen Cayenne SUV.

New Porsche Panamera: interior upgrades

It has yet to be seen what changes Porsche will make to the Panamera’s interior. It will, however, receive a further developed version of the Porsche Communication Management system with 5G data compatibility.

Expect more details on the new Panamera to be revealed as the global debut nears.

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