Porsche is warming up the mood for the arrival of the all-new Panamera. The Germans are keeping the appearance of that new Porsche Panamera under wraps for now. The brand does give the outside world a glimpse of the interior of the new Porsche Panamera.
The first generation Porsche Cayenne was received with a slightly raised eyebrow at the beginning of this millennium and the first generation Panamera also caused some doubtful faces. The Cayenne and Panamera have now become an indispensable part of the Porsche range. The Cayenne has been in its third generation for years and the Porsche Panamera is about to enter its third generation. Images of the interior of the new Porsche Panamera have now been released.
After the Cayenne, the Taycan is Porsche’s most popular model in the Netherlands this year. The electric Taycan has undoubtedly taken some customers away from the Panamera, but Porsche is not giving up. Later this month – on November 24 – Porsche will pull the curtain on the new third generation of the Panamera. It will have an interior that borrows quite a few design elements from its electric alternative. Just like the recently updated Cayenne, by the way. Indeed: the new Panamera also gets the Porsche Driver Experience interior concept introduced in the Taycan.
The new transmission selector stick.
The dashboard of the new Porsche Cayenne also has a striking ‘cove’ behind the steering wheel in which the digital instruments are housed. To the right of the uncovered and curved screen with a diameter of 12.6 inches we see one of the two displays that belong to the infotainment system. One of the two? Certainly. There is a second infotainment screen right in front of the passenger. You can select a driving mode – as before – simply via the Drive Mode button on the steering wheel. The placement of the automatic lever is striking. Or rather: the lack of an automatic lever. In the steeply rising center tunnel there is no longer a selection stick to choose the direction of travel. In the new Panamera there is a small lever to the right of the steering wheel to control the transmission. The space that has become available in the center tunnel is used by a combination of a screen, touch-sensitive buttons, physical touch buttons and an equally tactile round rotary and push button with which you operate the climate control, among other things. More striking? Certainly. The new Porsche Panamera will be the first to be available with what Porsche calls a ‘leather-free’ interior.
Later this month you can read all about the new Porsche Panamera on AutoWeek.nl. We already know that the new Panamera will be available with four plug-in hybrid powertrains. The battery pack of those plug-in versions is considerably larger than that of the current plug-in Panameras.