Next-Gen Porsche Panamera Snapped Running in E-Hybrid Spec

Posted on May 13 2015 - 6:10am by Lisa Chan

The Porsche Panamera first debuted back in 2009 and underwent a facelift in 2013. That means the all-new, next-generation Panamera should be arriving in time for the 2017 model year, and here were have our first look at its plug-in hybrid variant.

Next-gen Porsche Panamera

Following the last prototype spotted undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden, this new Panamera test mule spotted in southern Europe appears to be running the E-Hybrid powertrain setup – judging, at least, by the presence of a second filler cap hiding what’s likely an charging port on the left side rear fender. We’ll just have to sit tight, however, to find out whether it will be packing an evolution of the existing powertrain or something entirely new.

Though the prototype may look largely undisguised, those head- and taillight graphics look like stickers to throw us off the scent, and these do not appear to be production-ready body panels. Expect the finished product to look far more polished when it arrives sometime in the middle of next year, with the hybrid version to follow sometime thereafter.