Porsche has revealed the Taycan Cross Turismo EV, an off-road-ready version of the Taycan with a virtual world premiere. The company offers four derivatives of the new Taycan Cross Turismo at the launch.
The 2021 Taycan borrows design cues from the Mission E Cross Turismo concept, which was showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Wagon-shaped Cross Turismo EV gets an extended roofline, giving it 47mm of additional headroom in the rear and a luggage capacity of over 1,200 litres.
The car’s upright tailgate feature optionally holds a bespoke bike rack. The sports car manufacturer has also added a new roof box for use at speeds of up to 200kph.
Being slightly longer and taller than the previous model, Taycan Cross Turismo is equipped with adaptive air suspensions that increase ground clearance by 10 mm. Air suspension in the new car comes as standard across all the Cross Turismo range. One can configure air suspension to automatically raise and lower the body while clearing speed bumps or steep driveways.
To speak about off-road features, the all-new Taycan Cross Turismo comes with a protective body kit with corners including debris-deflecting winglets. It rides 20mm higher than the Taycan sedan or 30mm in Gravel Mode.
The new Taycan Cross Turismo EV has ‘gravel mode,’ designed for use on gravel tracks of muddy road surfaces. The suspension setup turns a tad stiffer and raises traction and stability control to aid the EV to negotiate obstacles on roads that are not perfect.
Taycan Cross Turismo is fully packed with tech features. It gets a Head-up Display, 14-way adjustable massage seats, wireless Apple CarPlay, Bose and Burmester audio. It receives a 93.4kWh battery pack that is standard across Cross Turismo models.
The four derivatives of the Taycan Cross Turismo start with Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. It produces 280 kW (380 PS), acceleration 0-100 kmph in 5.1 seconds, overboost power for Launch Control 350 kW (476 PS), range (WLTP) 389 – 456 km, and top speed 220 kmph.
The mid-range Taycan 4S Cross Turismo offers 360 kW (490 PS), acceleration 0-100 kmph in 4.1 seconds, overboost power with Launch Control 420 kW (571 PS), range (WLTP) 388 – 452 km, and top speed 240 kmph.
The other variants of Porsche Taycan – Turbo Cross Turismo and Turbo S Cross Turismo offer 460 kW (625 PS), top speed 250 kmph, and does 0-100 kmph in 3.3 seconds and 2.9 seconds, respectively. The range (WLTP) of Turbo Cross Turismo is around 395 – 452 km, whereas the Turbo S is 388 – 419 km.
The Taycan Cross will be priced around £79,340 in the UK and $90,000 in the US. Although there is no news of the Cross Turismo entering the Indian market, we can expect Porsche to bring the standard Taycan here this year.