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Porsche wants to expand the Panamera range with an estate version. The Stuttgart-based automaker will preview its plans for the new model at the Paris Motor Show in September.

According to Autocar, the concept car will provide solid clues as to how the production version of a Panamera estate could look. If feedback will be good, Porsche CEO Matthias Muller could give the project the green light.

The Panamera estate has been conceived following customer feedback according to which the 445 liters of luggage space in the current model was not enough. The more versatile Panamera estate won’t enter production sooner than 2016, which means it will launch after the second-generation Panamera.

The estate will be a response to the Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake and will feature an extended roofline, angled tailgate and folding rear seats to provide additional luggage capacity. Porsche plans to increase its annual sales to more than 200,000 units by 2015 and the way to do it is by launching new products.

The estate version aside, Porsche is also rumored to be working on coupe and cabriolet versions of the Panamera.