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The new generation of the Porsche Panamera will be officially launched in the second half of 2016 as a company official has recently announced.

We all know that Porsche has been testing out various versions of the Panamera but it seems that the second generation of the model is still at least one year away, considering the fact that it has been hinted by an official recently. According to the guys from Indian Autos Blog, the 2017 Porsche Panamera will be launched in the second half of 2016. Our source is citing Matthias Muller, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, who has been asked about the arrival date for the new Panamera.

“I suppose in the second half of 2016. It is more or less the same design language, you’ll recognize him as a Panamera… it’ll be of a better package, and some details will be more modern of course”, said the Porsche CEO.

The 2017 Porsche Panamera will be instantly recognizable and it will be getting an evolutionary design with a lot of safety gizmos added to it and more technology in the cabin. The model in question is expected to be based on the MSB platform which is using high-strength steel and aluminum and this will be making it about 90 kg lighter than the current variant. The engine lineup will include brand new V6 and V8 units which will offer better performance and improved fuel consumption. More details on the new Porsche Panamera generation remain unknown at this time.