Porsche Hong Kong revealed its handsome new Panamera Sport Turismo shooting brake to the local market early this month, with a double unveiling ­– for VIP guests and for the media – at the Elements luxury mall in Kowloon. After the wraps were whipped off the car, it remained on display in the mall for the public to admire for the duration of the weekend.

The first wagon to be produced by the Stuttgart-based manufacturer, the Sport Turismo is closely related to the superlative, second-generation Panamera saloon, which arrived in Hong Kong early in 2017. Like the saloon, it’s available with a choice of engines that ranges from a turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 all the way up to the petrol V8 and electric motors of the Turbo S E-Hybrid, though its revised rear architecture enhances practicality by offering up to 1,390litres of space with the rear seats folded flat.

Either way – saloon or Sport Turismo – with its superb chassis and exhilarating performance, the Porsche Panamera remains one of the most capable and desirable cars on the road today.