Porsche Taycan Preview
Porsche Cars India is all set to introduce its first-ever electric car, the Taycan, in the Indian market very soon. We’ve already had our first impressions of the Taycan overseas, and it’s nothing short of an excellent product. And, on top of that, it stays very true to Porsche’s DNA in terms of its driving appeal. But the big question is, how much of all this will make it to the Indian model?
For one, it will, of course, carry the same sporty design language that makes instantly identifiable as a Porsche, but not so much so as to not have a distinct identity. There’s a slight Panamera vibe in the side profile of the Taycan, while a little bit of 911 vibe is prominent in the rear roofline and the muscular haunches. The Indian model might have slightly smaller wheels, but that’s something we’ll have to wait and see.
The interiors of the Taycan stay true to the Porsche DNA as well. It is, of course, in line with newer-age models from Porsche, but the distinctive factor here is the use of four touchscreens on the dashboard. It is also the first Porsche to miss out on a traditional tachometer in favour of full-digital instrumentation. Lastly, the cabin itself is quite airy and spacious too.
The top-spec Turbo S trim of the Taycan is propelled by two permanently excited synchronous motors, one of which is present on each axle and has a combined output of 600bhp. It is still unknown as to which electric powertrain will propel under the hood of the Indian Taycan. We’ll have to wait and see for that until the electric Porsche sets its foot in the Indian market later this year.