Sources that claim to know what Porsche is thinking are saying that the sports car maker is planning on a plug-in hybrid version of its four-door Panamera for 2014. Porsche already has a hybrid version of the car that isn't a plug-in along with the diesel version that it sells in Europe. A plug-in hybrid would help the sports carmaker meet the ever-rising CAFÉ standards imposed by Washington.
Along with that plug-in hybrid Porsche, 49.9% Porsche owner Volkswagen also plans a couple of plug-in hybrid vehicles for 2014 or 2015 including the Audi Q7 crossover and the European VW Passat. I still think the Porsche Panamera is one of the ugliest vehicles on the road, at least from the back.