New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is more spacious and more rugged
It will come in four versions: Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, and Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
It arrives in Canada this summer with a starting price of $119,900
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo unveiled today expands the Porsche EV lineup into an area with few competitors, the electric off-road vehicle segment.
The Cross Turismo, teased since the Mission E Cross Turismo was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, is at first glance a wagon version of the Taycan with a slopping rear tailgate referred to as the “flyline” by Porsche.
There’s more to it than that, however, as the Cross Turismo is meant as a more rugged and more versatile Taycan with distinctive wheel arch trims, more cargo space, forty six millimetres more headroom in the back, and an available Off-Road Design package that adds 30 mm of ground clearance.
There’s even a new Gravel Mode designed to venture off the beaten path with confidence. Total cargo capacity is rated at 1,200 litres.
Like the Porsche Taycan, the Cross Turismo will come in four versions: 4, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S.
The Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo will offer 375 hp (469 hp with overboost for Launch Control) and will hit 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds.
The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo has 482 hp (up to 562 hp) and reaches 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo and Turbo S Cross Turismo reach 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and 2.9 seconds respectively. Both Turbo models have 616 horsepower, but the Turbo S Cross Turismo pushes 750 hp with Overboost compared to 670 hp for the Turbo.
“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.”
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will arrive on the market this summer with a starting price of $119,900.
Our Thoughts on the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
There’s very little not to like here as a car enthusiast. It’s a more spacious version of Porsche’s stunning Taycan, a car that is as beautiful to look at as it is fun to drive.
The Cross Turismo, like the Taycan, closely follows the Mission E concept on which it is based, and the production version didn’t lose much in the transition to production.
The performance will be as impressive in the Cross Turismo as it is in the sedan. The only question mark we have concerns the off-road portion of the Cross Turismo’s offering.
Don’t get us wrong, Porsche knows how to build capable off-road vehicles. The Cayenne is one of the best when the road ends. But we’re curious what tricks the Cross Turismo has up its sleeve aside from the Gravel Mode. We’ll have to put it through its paces which we hopefully will do soon.