The Shanghai motor show opens in a month. Porsche will unveils its Macan compact SUV there, but it should not be its only new model. The Panamera plug-in hybrid should be next to it. We know this car is ready, that its availability is only a matter of weeks. Porsche was only waiting for the right place to reveal it, this should be high tech Shanghai. It should come with the Panamera’s facelift which is expected to be light. The technology was unveiled by the Panamera Sport Turismo concept last year in Paris (our pics), but we shall not expect the shooting brake body in this generation of the Panamera. The car will keep on as a sedan.
The Panamera will be the first production plug-in hybrid from the Volkswagen group, but certainly not the last. Many more as expected, with the first to follow being the Audi A3 e-tron. The Volkswagen Golf plug-in hybrid will be a few weeks behind it, and we shall not forget the incredible Volkswagen XL1, but that car will only be available on a few selected markets.