The Porsche Pajun has been delayed and debated for over a year, but it appears that German automaker is poised to give its Panamera junior model the green light for production.
If the Pajun does get the green light, it will mark the first time that Porsche has entered the mainstream market segment that has been ruled by the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class models. Though once the model gets the approval, it won’t be hitting showrooms until 2016 at the earliest but the Pajun is an essential part of the automaker’s plan to sell 200,000 units annually by 2018.

Though back in May, Automobile mag reported it might compete with the CLS.

The Porche Cajun was only recently named the Macan, so we don’t know yet what the badge on the trunk of the production Pajun will read; we do know for sure the bonsai Panamera is an active project. After all, chairman Matthias Müller recently told the German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche that “such a model would make an attractive addition to the range in about five to six years from now.” While the Macan is a joint effort with Audi, home of all Volkswagen Group mid- to full-size crossovers and SUVs, the 193-inch long Pajun is a Porsche through and through.