Porsche has announced the Panamera has become their best-selling model in the United States. In April alone, 678 Panameras were purchased in the United States as compared to the 219 Boxsters, 135 Caymans, 389 911s, and 326 Cayennes sold. The Cayenne has seen a fall in sales, a life-cycle related decline, because of which a newer version is under the hammer being developed. The new version, the Cayenne S Hybrid will be a green vehicle consuming just 8.2 liters of gasoline for every 100 km. The company is quick to remind us the redesigned 2011 Cayenne will go on sale (in the U.S.) in July.
While this will undoubtedly increase Cayenne sales, the entry-level Panamera / Panamera 4 will go on sale in June. Both models are powered by a brand-new 3.6-litre V6 featuring Direct Fuel Injection and developing maximum output of 300 bhp (220 kW) plus peak torque of 400 Nm/295 lb-ft. Following Porsche’s nomenclature, the Panamera transmits its power to the road via the rear wheels, while the Panamera 4 comes as standard with active all-wheel drive.