The Taycan Cross Turismo brings improved practicality to Porsche's electric sports car model line-up, with more rear space, more rugged styling, and better off-road usability.
After revealing the electric Taycan in its saloon form way back in 2019, Porsche has now pulled the covers off the new Taycan Cross Turismo – a shooting brake/estate version of its first-ever all-electric sports car. The Cross Turismo adds to the Taycan range an additional dose of practicality, courtesy of more headroom for rear passengers (up by 47mm over the saloon), more than 1,200 litres of boot space, a more off-road-centric design, and an additional Gravel drive mode (standard fitment), which raises the ride height by 30mm and also alters the electronic aid settings.
Although the Taycan Cross Turismo features the signature 'flyline' falling roofline towards the rear, it's still considerably higher than the saloon version, which means that it has more rear headroom. The off-road design elements include wheel-arch trims, unique front & rear lower aprons, and side sills. Plus, the corners of the front & rear bumpers and the ends of the sills feature unique flaps to protect from stone impacts. The rest of the styling of the Taycan Cross Turismo remains the same as that of the saloon, like the glass-effect Porsche lettering on the rear light bar.
At the time of its market launch (sometime in summer 2021), the Taycan Cross Turismo will go on sale in four versions – 4 (375bhp), 4S (483bhp), Turbo (617bhp), & Turbo S (617bhp). While the least powerful Taycan 4 Cross Turismo can do the 0 – 100km/h run in 5.1 seconds, the top-spec Turbo S can do the same in 2.9 seconds. As for the driving range, the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo offers 389 – 456kms on a single charge, while the Turbo S' figures stand at 388 – 419kms (as per WLTP tests).
All four versions will come fitted with the 93.4kWh Performance Battery Plus, adaptive air suspension, including the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damper control system, and all-wheel-drive as standard.
Speaking of standard equipment, the Taycan 4/4S Cross Turismo will come with LED headlamps, two-zone climate control, part-leather interior, a multifunction sports steering wheel, and eight-way electrically adjustable comfort seats. The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, meanwhile, gets 14-way electrically adjustable comfort seats, while the range-topping Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo will go on sale with 18-way electrically adjustable adaptive sports seats, a leather-free two-tone interior, rear-axle steering, Sport Chrono Package, and Porsche Electric Sport Sound as standard.