Porsche has revealed its Panamera Sport Turismo concept car, which gives us a preview of a future shooting brake variant of the Panamera. Officially, Zuffenhausen has this to say: “The body concept of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is an outlook on a possible Porsche sports car of tomorrow.” Looks production ready to us.

Compared to the current Panamera, the wagon bodied Sport Turismo has a longer roofline and glasshouse, as well as an angled hatch that opens at bumper height. At 1,990 mm wide, a low 1,401 mm in height and 4,950 mm long, Porsche says that the Sport Turismo “combines the dimensions of a premium vehicle with the interior comfort of the luxury class.”

There are some new bits on that familiar face, too. The direction indicators and sidelights are integrated in C-shaped lighting units – known as C-Blades – mounted in the large air inlets at the front end. Together with four-point LED headlights, this car will look quite imposing at night, I can imagine.

The rear end may be a new design, but Zuffenhausen believes that it retains all of the characteristics of a Porsche. The LED rear lights and the tail-light panel with the Porsche badge are sculpted in 3D, and the brake light is positioned between the four-point LED rear lights. An adaptive carbon rear spoiler that produces improved downforce sits on top of the hatch.

This concept is a plug-in hybrid, symbolised by the “e-hybrid” badge on the front wings. A development of the parallel hybrid system currently in the Panamera and Cayenne, the new electric motor produces about 95 hp, which is about double the current motor’s output. The 3.0L supercharged V6 still makes 333 hp. 0-100 km/h in done in less than six seconds.

416 hp of peak system power is designed to be driven in pure electric mode up to 130 km/h, with a range of over 30 km. Combined fuel consumption is less than 3.5 litres per 100 km, while CO2 emissions are under 82 g/km, marrying eco-friendliness and performance.

As a plug-in hybrid, the fluid-cooled lithium-ion battery is not only charged while driving; it can also be externally replenished within 2.5 hours via a charging interface on the vehicle. It utilises a universal charger (AC) that is wall-mounted in a home garage and has a standardised charging plug.

Autocar UK‘s sources say that a shooting brake/sporty wagon Panamera will reach showrooms in 2016, and production is expected to take place alongside the successor to the current car, which means we’re looking at a variant of the second-generation Panamera.