Written byMudit Dube
German automaker Porsche has unveiled the facelifted version of the Panamera, four years after its world premiere in 2016.
The new model comes with a host of design tweaks, a hi-tech, feature-rich cabin, and more refined engine options.
The automaker has also introduced two new variants for its sports sedan including a plug-in hybrid model and a super-powerful Turbo S variant.
The updated Panamera features the iconic 'frog face' front synonymous with Porsche cars, along with a new front bumper with larger air intakes, raised rounded LED headlights, and a sloping roof design.
The side profile shows body-colored ORVMs as well as door handles, blacked-out B-pillars, and new 20/21-inch alloy wheels.
The rear section features a full-width LED taillight and circular quad exhaust units.
The facelifted Panamera offers a premium 5-seater cabin with generous legroom and headroom. It has plush leather upholstery with decorative inlays, a Porsche Design analog clock mounted on the dashboard, a head-up display, and a touchscreen infotainment console.
On the safety front, the sedan provides multiple airbags, parking cameras, Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control, Night Vision Assist, and Lane Change Assist.
The new Panamera and Panamera 4 come with a 2.9-liter, V6 bi-turbo engine that makes 326hp of power and 450Nm of peak torque. The Panamera GTS packs a V8 bi-turbo mill that delivers 473hp/620Nm.
Meanwhile, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid gets a 2.9-liter, V6 bi-turbo hybrid powertrain that churns out 552hp/750Nm, while the Turbo S model belches out 621hp/820Nm from its 4-liter V8 petrol engine.
In Europe, the 2021 Panamera starts at €91,345 (Rs. 80 lakh) for the base-end Sport Sedan model and goes up to €1,92,845 (Rs. 1.68 crore) for the top-spec Turbo S Executive variant. It can be ordered now and will be available at dealerships in mid-October.
In India, it is expected to be launched in 2021, with prices likely to start at Rs. 1.5 crore.
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