As before, Panamera customers can choose the usual Gran Turismo-style five-door body shaper in either standard or long wheelbase forms; or a 'Sport Turismo' estate variant. Either way, the styling revisions here are subtle. The previously optional 'Sport Design' front end is now standard, which features larger air intakes, a different grille and a single-bar front light module. Smarter LED tail lights feature at the rear, with darkened lenses on the GTS variant. Plus there are fresh alloy wheel designs too. Under the skin, as before, sits the stiff, light MSB (Modularer Standard-Baukasten) architecture that the Volkswagen Group uses for all its largest, most luxurious cars.
Inside, the changes made to this revised model are far less evident but Porsche says it's made a lot of improvements to the car's infotainment system, accessible via a 12.3-inch colour touchscreen in the centre of the dash. They've enhanced the voice control, added in wireless 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring and incorporated live road sign and hazard information. As before, there's also a pair of configurable 7.0-inch screens in the instrument binnacle, though we'd still prefer a full screen set-up like Audi's 'Virtual Cockpit'. As usual with a GT five-door, the sloping roofline and large rear pillars mean that rearward visibility is a little compromised.
In the back, as before, there are two sports chairs that position rear occupants for a great view out ahead. Legroom still isn't quite as generous as you'd get in a comparably-priced luxury saloon though, even if you choose the long wheelbase variant. The boot isn't as big as, say, an S-Class or a 7 Series either and has quite a high lip, though there is the bonus of hatchback practicality. It's 495-litres in size in the five-door (or 403-litres in the Hybrids); or, in the Sport Turismo, 515-litres (418-litres in the Hybrids).