Porsche boss Matthias Muller pushing for a smaller sedan to slot in below in the Panamera - Panamera Junior? Pajun?
This is not really surprising as it has been rumored for some time and expected to come by 2016
. Porsche's boss Matthias Muller officially confirmed his intention to get this model built. However, he is concerned about taxing the Porsche factory capacity. “Speaking very frankly, I can say this is one of many ideas we have, to build a car below Panamera. But it would be a difficult decision, because Porsche has just taken a huge step getting into the Macan market — not just developing the car but doubling the factory capacity, including the body shop and paint shop. It has been a huge effort for the whole company."
With the launch of the Macan
and the SUV slotting in below the Cayenne a model slotting in below the Panamera seems all but certain and logical especially as Porsche aims to raise their global sales numbers. The Pajun would just use the Macan drivetrain Porsche already developed making for an all wheel drive turbocharged six-cylinder lineup that gives just enough space to the Panamera with its top of the line V8 Turbo models.
Similarly to the Macan versus the Cayenne though the smaller sedan would be lighter, cheaper, more fuel efficient, and likely more fun to drive. It seems like an absolute no brainer.
The real question is, when do we get a new 928?