Station wagons, or wagon-shaped vehicles are still a relative rarity here in Malaysia, but it appears local Porsche importer and distributor Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has brought at least one unit of the Panamera Sport Turismo into the country. A Turbo variant was spotted on a flatbed truck recently by paultan.org reader Toby Cheng.

The Sapphire Blue unit here wears a German registration plate; it could possibly be for technical training or event purposes, which strongly suggests that this model is ripe for an official Malaysian market introduction by SDAP. Given its positioning above the standard bodystyle and the demo unit seen here, it’s likely that it could be launched in the range-topping Turbo variant.

Setting the Sport Turismo apart from the earlier version of the second-generation Panamera is its accommodation; this version is the first to feature three rear seats in a 4+1 configuration, whereas the original four-door car was a strict four-seater, with individual rear seats.

Its 520 litre boot is 20 litres more capacious than the saloon’s, expanding to 1,390 litres with the rear seats folded (the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid version holds 425 litre and 1,295 litres respectively.) Should the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo make its Malaysian entrance – and we don’t see why it shouldn’t – it can be expected to be priced at a slight premium above the RM1.55 million base price of the Panamera Turbo in Malaysia.

GALLERY: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo