Some automakers roll out a new model and that's pretty much it, while for others, a new model's introduction is just the starting point. Porsche most definitely falls in the latter category. When a new 911 rolls out, for example, you can bet there will be a dozen or more versions to follow. A new Boxster? Slap a roof on it and in another year or so you've got a new Cayman. So it only stands to reason that the German automaker would do the same with its more family-oriented offerings, the Panamera and Cayenne.

Automobile magazine's European bureau reports that, when Porsche rolls out a restyled Panamera next year, the four-door model will yield the variants that the current model does not. That will likely include a long-wheelbase model for the Chinese market, as well as a potential shooting brake and a possible four-seat cabriolet.

A slant-back version of the Cayenne is also said to be in the works to take on the BMW X6, with a new Cayman to put a roof over the new Boxster's head later this year and a generous array of 911 variants to come out year after year. Couple all those spin-offs with the new Macan crossover, the Pajun (baby Panamera) and a pair of new supercars (918 and 960) to slot in above the 911 range and they're suddenly looking very busy at Zuffenhausen over the next few years.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Even though Porsche is a relatively high-volume seller compared to other sports cars, it always surprises me how many models they have - almost forty different variants combined to get 100,000 in global sales. I guess the margin is good, and it's the variety to match individual taste and budget that brings Porsche buyers, but still that's a lot of models.
        • 3 Years Ago
        you don't have to buy them all , you know , just pick the one that fits your needs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope 'Pajun' is just internal code pre-production and that they are developing a 928 Porsche 2+2.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Panamera would have looked better if it was a "shooting brake" from the start. As it is, it looks like a wagon pretending to be a Cayman...
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      I'm all for brand recognition, but Porsche may take it just a little too far. It would be nice if they offered something modern looking in their lineup and stray just a little bit from the 911 look.
        • 3 Years Ago
        From what I hear the Pajun will dump the 911 rear for something more traditional. A welcome change.
      Bruce Reeves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pany shooting brake! I'll take one.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I look forward to when the Panamera gets a drastic cut in weight.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just waiting for the Turbo, GT2, GT3
      • 2 Years Ago
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