Porsche has ceased the production for the first generation Panamera at its facility in Germany. Since it's launch in 2010, Porsche has made 164,503 units of the first generation Panamera.
Panamera's production started back in April 2009. Similar to the Cayenne, the Panamera upset many Porsche purists, since it was seen as an attempt to develop Porsche's appeal beyond that of devoted fans.
As the Panamera was Porsche's first foray into the luxury sports sedan sector, the enthusiasts saw this as a further mixture of the brand. Fortunately, it was a good attempt from Porsche.
Porsche was hugely popular, as the Cayenne had been before it, especially in the United States and China where around half of all Panameras were sold.
The Panamera wasn't entirely manufactured in Leipzig Germany. Body panels were produced at the Volkswagen plant in Hanover and transported to Germany for assembly. The second-generation car will be fully produced at the plant alongside the Cayenne and Macan.
The Panamera is completely new MSB platform and the twin-turbo V8 engines debut on the Panamera before being rolled out to other models in the VW Group portfolio and features new infotainment and telematics.
Even though it's exactly the same shape and looks near-enough identical, the new car is enormously more attractive.
However, the all-new Porsche Panamera will make its first appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October and go on sale later this year as a 2017 model.