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New Porsche Panamera 2020 facelift caught on camera

An updated version of the Porsche Panamera has been snapped during its road assessment, sporting a mild design update

Porsche looks set to issue its second-generation Panamera with a minor mid-life facelift, as hinted by this latest batch of spy shots. The revised saloon will follow the all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan into showrooms, with a planned UK launch in autumn 2020.

Design updates for this Panamera mule include a subtly reshaped front bumper with fresh LED daytime running lights, a mildly revised rear light bar with less complicated light pods, and a fresh rear diffuser with updated exhaust outlets. The headlights remain the same as the outgoing model, as do the front wings, bonnet and doors.

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Judging by the car’s bright green ten-piston carbon ceramic brakes, we suspect this is the range-topping Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid model.

Porsche is yet to disclose any details on the Panamera’s technical revisions but, given the company’s recent focus on electrification, a more sophisticated hybrid system is expected, along with a larger capacity battery pack.

Porsche’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 and 4.0-litre V8 petrol engines (plus the associated hybrid models) will likely be retained across the facelifted range, with both powertrains receiving a handful of efficiency and performance tweaks. Currently, the most powerful V8-engined Panamera produces 542bhp and 770Nm of torque.

As mentioned, with Porsche’s focus currently set on the all-electric Taycan, it’s likely we won’t see a facelifted Panamera until later in 2020. Prices are expected to rise slightly from the current car’s £72,890 starting figure.

What are your thoughts on the facelifted Porsche Panamera? Let us know in the comments section below… 

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