The second-gen Porsche Panamera is definitely getting a shooting brake derivative as new spy photos come to confirm the more practical and sexier body style is in the works.

It was September 2012 when Porsche took the wraps off the lovely Panamera Sport Turismo concept which showed how the regular model could become a more practical vehicle. Although that concept did not make it to the assembly line, the second-gen Panamera is about to spawn a derivative which will blend a sleeker rear end with a more spacious trunk.

The attached spy photos show how the Panamera Shooting Brake (name not confirmed) will have a different roofline compared to the regular model and we expect the back to be influenced by the aforementioned concept.

Photos of the interior are not available in this set, but the cabin will likely be carried over from the standard 2017 Panamera. This means it will pack several capacitive-touch buttons along with a large touchscreen display for the infotainment system positioned above a large unified air vent. It’s also getting an entirely digital instrument cluster as seen recently on a Panamera S E-Hybrid prototype.

The new Panameras are set to ride on the MSB platform which in the standard version is expected to slash as much as 200 pounds (90 kilograms) thanks to the new lightweight construction. The two will be powered by a new array of turbocharged V6 and V8 engines and we expect to see e-turbo technology in some of them as demonstrated by the Audi SQ7.

While the standard Panamera is expected to go official later this year, its more practical sibling won’t be out sooner than the second half of 2017.

Gallery: Porsche Panamera Shooting Brake poses for the camera

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