I’m going to start this article off with a confession. I don’t care for wagons. I also don’t care for hatchbacks. Don’t get me wrong, there are some incredible vehicles out there labeled hatchback or wagon. It just isn’t a style I usually like. That is, until now with the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Tourismo. Debuting in Geneva it has completely changed my mind about how a wagon looks and performs.
Of course, Porsche isn’t going to call it a wagon but I’m not sure what else to call it. Honestly, it doesn’t matter what you call it because the design is a perfect blend of design,functionality and performance. It starts with the standard Panamera body and actually keeps a lot of the same specifications. This includes the 198.8-inch length and 76.3-inch width but is 0.2 inches higher (56.2-inches).
The difference however, is in the rear. Instead of the bulbous back that was made fun of so well by Top Gear when it was first introduced, the Sport Tourismo has a gentle slope to the roofline. The back glass contrasts this with a sharper decline to the rear. It’s like Porsche combined the front ¾ of the Panamera with a squished version of the rear from the Macan. This is what makes the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Tourismo so beautiful.