Porsche Pajun under development - report

25,000th Panamera built in the Leipzig Porsche factory 29.07.2010
25,000th Panamera built in the Leipzig Porsche factory 29.07.2010

Would battle the BMW 5-Series & Mercedes E-Class

With the Panamera proving to be a resounding sales success, a new report is indicating Porsche is developing a smaller model to target the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class.

Tentatively dubbed the Pajun - for Panamera Junior - the car would mix traditional Porsche styling with a four-door coupe design. In essence, the idea mimics the philosophy of the Cajun by taking a successful model and building a smaller, cheaper version of it.

Under the hood, engine options would reportedly carryover from the Panamera so expect petrol, hybrid, and diesel variants.

While nothing is official, Autobild is reporting the Pajun could be launched in 2016 with prices starting at €60,000.

Source: Autobild

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tbrodie tbrodie
As long as they don't call it a Palin ... With new regulations and changing markets, they kind of have to offer more than sports cars. They still have panache. Hey, maybe that's what they should call it. ;^)
Mar 25th, 2011 10:06am
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Siawa Siawa
Desperate times calls for desperate measures. With ever declining economy, I am not surprised car manufacturers taking unusual steps to survive.
Mar 24th, 2011 6:07pm
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stylovale stylovale
Take one apple with all its sweetness and exciting taste and mix it into ten bottles of water. You'll get some water with a touch of apple but not an apple. That's what Porsche is going to be. A Volkswagen with a touch of Porsche
Mar 24th, 2011 4:47pm
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Pajun on Russian means ugly smelling thing. Please, use another name for this!!!
Mar 24th, 2011 4:03pm
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mnovakowski mnovakowski
If this is true to Porsche's recent form the car will perform great but look ugly and cost $20,000 more than it should.
Mar 24th, 2011 1:53pm
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M! M!
The only thing out of porsche that is appealing now are the RS cars and the supercars like the 918. I still don't quite understand why they need so many iterations of 911, and why the cayman cannot be made superior to the 911. Even time i see a soccer mom (or equivalent) driving a cayenne, i dislike the brand.
Mar 24th, 2011 1:43pm
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loki loki
Should I call the Porsche heritage, branding and spirit all DEAD now? Or should I wait for the unveiling of a 2-door city-oriented Smart-styled Porsche in a few year's time?... Pathetic.
Mar 24th, 2011 12:34pm
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p2c p2c
Can not agree more
Mar 25th, 2011 12:22am
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ReadHere ReadHere
I'm sure if Porsche had the opportunity to profit quadrupled making burgers, it would stop doing cars! Ferdinand is dead and those in charge are just behind the money, no more passion. On the other hand, if a small exclusive specialty car company can grow to the size of Mercedes or BMW, business wise is not bad; thinks are changing constantly, if you think about it 70 years before was not existing "Porsche", and maybe in 70 years is gone or only a parts supplier of VW. The Romantics to cry, but life is cruel, so they should stick on another myth as pagani or Koenigsegg. :)
Mar 24th, 2011 12:30pm
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IMO, I believed Porsche is replicating the product strategy in-line to its step-brother Audi and other luxury carmakers such as BMW, Mercedes Benz and Lexus. Though it makes sense monetary-wise, the brand would be seen as another conservative luxury car marque that possess no "exotic car" value. That is really depressing for sportscar enthusiasts to take.
Mar 24th, 2011 8:58am
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GTurbo GTurbo
Recently, Porsche model name nomenclatures are bordering on the preposterous! As if a sandwich crossover isn't bad enough now we get a Panamera pastiche! Very disappointing.
Mar 24th, 2011 5:09am
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Whats with those stupid names porsche announce these days?
Mar 24th, 2011 4:06am
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apwozniak apwozniak
^ Like
Mar 24th, 2011 5:05am
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Shumy Shumy
Grave is absolutely right. What are Cajun and Pajun. Is this a joke? I wouldn't be surprise for a Porsche Sajun, Bajun, Dajun etc...
Mar 24th, 2011 7:43am
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August Horch August Horch
Enough of the watering down of Porsche!! Within VAG, wouldn't it make sense to put all the energy and effort in creating a "Pajun" into the next A5 Sportback or A7? Just a thought.
Mar 24th, 2011 3:45am
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You may be right. I believed the job should be a Audi specialty, instead of Porsche.
Mar 24th, 2011 8:52am
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Edison Edison
I'm sure it will be a great but PLEASE change that name before it hits production! I'm sure people spending $60,000+ on a car don't want to be reminded that its the junior version of another car.
Mar 24th, 2011 3:25am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
it's the name of the project , not the name of the car, same with Cajun = Cayenne + junior.
Mar 24th, 2011 10:10am
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