Auto Bild reports that Porsche is planning to launch a smaller variant of the Panamera sedan that could seriously rival the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and CLS-Class. Code-named Pajun, it would hit the market around 2017 at a price set anywhere between 65,000 and 100,000 euros ($84,000 and $130,000).
A Porsche spokesman, Hans-Gerd Bode, told Reuters that the German automaker has many ideas for a sixth model. However, a final decision has yet to be made.
Porsche's current lineup includes the 911, Boxster/Cayman, Cayenne, and Panamera. The Macan compact SUV will join the fold next year.
The 2014 Kia Rondo is a compact crossover that may moonlight as a minivan, but lacks the signature sliding doors found on its principal rival, the Mazda5. Without moving away from its family-hauler vocation, the new Rondo is a more modern and dynamic product than previous generations.