Porsche Cars North America's President and CEO Detlev von Platen “absolutely” expects pushback from brand purists when the Panamera S Hybrid sedan debuts in the U.S. later this year. A similar reaction occurred when the German auto maker launched the Cayenne SUV in 2003, and again when it rolled out the Panamera sedan in 2009. Enthusiasts argued Porsche should stick to its roots as a maker of true high-performance sports cars such as the iconic 911. But the Cayenne now is Porsche’s ...
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