Last month, according to a report from Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, we got word that Porshce was at last sending its sub-Panamera sedan, the Pajun, into development. Not only that, but we also got word that the car would be an all-electric vehicle, one meant to go head to head with Tesla.
Now, another bit of information in regard to the Pajun has arisen. According to reports from the UK’s CAR magazine, the Pajun will arrive around 2019. It will sport as much as 600 horsepower and have a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge.
The Pajun is basically a compact Panamera, though it still has four doors despite its smaller profile. It would conceivably compete to some degree with the Mercedes E-Class, the BMW 5 Series, and the Audi A6, though in Porsche fashion; ergo, the Pajun would be a bit pricier than its fellow Germans. The concept has been on the drawing board for the last four years, but there has been very little definitive word on the model during that time. Each time we thought the concept was dead, it would spring back to life, shown humbly in the background of a promotional piece or something of that nature.
Porsche has been leading the charge towards more efficient vehicles across its model line in recent years. This comes by way of the 918 Spyder hypercar, which is one of the most high performing hybrid power-trains in the world. Porsche is also standardizing turbocharging across the entire 911 model range, in a serious attempt to boost engine efficiency. There is even a statement from the Porsche R&D chief that a 911 hybrid is in the works for the foreseeable future.