Porsche has unveiled the Taycan Cross Turismo with a virtual world premiere. The sports car manufacturer has expanded its portfolio by adding an off-road version of the first all-electric sports car – the Taycan. Like the Taycan sports saloon, the Taycan Cross Turismo’s electric drive gets 800-volt architecture, high-tech chassis with all-wheel drive and adaptive air suspension for off-roading along with 30 mm increased ground clearance. Changes incudes 47 millimetres more headroom for rear-seat passengers and more than 1,200 litres of load capacity. The Performance Battery Plus, which has a total capacity of 93.4 kWh, is always fitted as standard.
“In 2019, we sent out a key signal with the debut of our first all-electric sports car,” said Oliver Blume Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, at the world premiere of the new, even more versatile derivative. “We see ourselves as pioneers of sustainable mobility: by 2025, half of all the new vehicles we will deliver will have an electrified drive – either fully electric or plug-in hybrid. In 2020, one in three of all vehicles we delivered in Europe had an electric powertrain. The future belongs to electric mobility. With the Taycan Cross Turismo, we’re taking another major step in this direction.”
Porsche is offering four derivatives of the Taycan Cross Turismo at the launch. The model range comprises the following:
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with 280 kW (380 PS), overboost power for Launch Control 350 kW (476 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, top speed 220 km/h, range (WLTP) 389 – 456 km.
The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo with 360 kW (490 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 420 kW (571 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, top speed 240 km/h, range (WLTP) 388 – 452 km.
The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo with 460 kW (625 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 500 kW (680 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, top speed 250 km/h, range (WLTP) 395 – 452 km.
The Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo with 460 kW (625 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 560 kW (761 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, top speed 250 km/h, range (WLTP) 388 – 419 km.
In terms of design, the Taycan Cross Turismo borrows cues from the Mission E Cross Turismo concept presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It has a sporty roofline sloping downward to the rear – called a “flyline”, wheel arch trims, unique front and rear lower aprons and side sills. The Cross Turismo has special flaps at the corners of the front and rear bumpers and at the ends of the sills. Porsche has developed a rear carrier for up to three bicycles and Porsche is also presenting two high-quality e-bikes at the same time – the eBike Sport and the eBike Cross.
The Taycan Cross Turismo will be launched in the summer and the prices in Germany start at 93,635 euros (including 19 percent VAT and country-specific equipment).