Porsche is expected to present many good stuff to the IAA 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show this fall, including new electric models. The company will probably also present its all-electric concept the 2017 Porsche Pajun. The platform will probably be the small Pajun, the nickname for the Panamera junior-sedan. This car could debut around 2017 or 2018 and it will be interconnected ride, with 4.8 m in length, making it shorter than the 5.0-long Panamera. 2017 Porsche Pajun could come with a hydrogen fuel version and a battery electric one, while the powertrain will be placed at the back.
Porsche claims that the Pajun is still in its building section, so at this point, there is no official announcements and most information’s are just speculations.
Engine of 2017 Pajun Concept
The production cars was initially planned to be offered with gas and diesel engine options, powered with a 3.0-liter V-6 engines in both gas and turbo-diesel versions, along with the electric drivetrain. However, according to the latest report the conventional drivetrains are being dropped in favor of a battery-electric system. The reason is because the company feels like the luxury sports sedan segment is too crowded for one more conventional car which doesn’t bring anything new to the table. It is well known that the Tesla Model S is hot stuff at the moment and Porsche wants to become its rival. But such decision and switching to an electric drivetrain will probably have a major impact on the Pajun’s engineering.
However, Porsche pledged that it will increase the number of plug-in cars in its lineup, so the company will eventually have to build a production version of the electric car.
The 2017 Porsche Pajun will go against the Tesla Model S, trying to reach more miles. It can be assumed that this concept will use Toyota’s highly advanced hydrogen engine, since they don’t have a competitor right now. It will come with a new structural design which allows the rear mounting of the electric drive motors. It puts the powertrain within an EMSB structure and it also ensures extra resilience in case of the rear-end impact. The engineers have patented the so called impact plate and it is also a part of the platform’s new structure. The plates will be placed between the battery cells, running across from one sill structure to another. The rear-placed electric drivetrain should be similar in principle to the one which is used in the Audi R8 e-tron. That means two motors, one for each rear wheel, but Porsche’s design is supposed to be more advanced.
2017 Porsche Pajun Concept Release date and price
The company will probably present its all-electric concept, the 2017 Porsche Pajun at the IAA 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show this fall. However, at this point, it is very ungrateful to predict the debut of the production version of this concept, but it can be assumed that this car could debut around 2017 or 2018 year. The price tag is also unknown. The main and only competitor to the 2017 all-electric concept Porsche Pajun is the Tesla Model S.