Porsche has taken the covers off the Taycan Cross Turismo in a virtual world premiere held at the Hyperbowl Studio at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. With the Taycan Cross Turismo, the brand is expanding its fully-electric car portfolio. The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is the off-road version of the Taycan sports saloon and comes with a 100% electric 800 Volt architecture and an innovative electric power unit along with all-wheel-drive capability, a new high-performance chassis and adaptive air suspension. The Taycan Cross Turismo also offers benefits such as 36mm more headroom for second-row passengers as well as luggage carrying capacity of up to 1200-litres.
Powertrain & Variants
The Taycan Cross Turismo comes with four variants – the standard Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo and Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo. The Performance Battery Plus, a 93.4 kWh battery pack comes as standard which offers a driving range of 389 – 456 km on the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, 388 – 452 km on the 4S Cross Turismo, 395 – 452 km on the Turbo Cross Turismo and 388 – 419 km of range on the Turbo S Cross Turismo. The entry-level variant Taycan 4 Cross Turismo features a 380 PS power unit that is capable of propelling the car to speeds of up to 220 kmph, the 4S comes with a 490 PS power unit that can achieve a top speed of 240 kmph and the Turbo and Turbo S models come with a 625 PS power unit that can propel the car to 250 kmph.
Chassis & Suspension
The Taycan Cross Turismo comes with a high-end chassis, adaptive air suspension system and all-wheel-drivetrain as standard on all models and the car can also be upgraded by adding the optional Off-Road package which increases the ground clearance of the car by 30mm enabling it to traverse over demanding off-road terrain with ease. As standard, the Taycan Cross Turismo also features the Gravel Mode that bumps up the suspension and improves the vehicle’s ability to drive over rough roads.
Design & Styling
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo draws its design inspiration from the Mission E Cross Turismo concept study showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and the key highlight of the design is what Porsche engineers call ‘Flyline’, a sloping roofline that gives the Taycan Cross Turismo its sporty appearance. The car also comes with unique front, rear lower aprons and side sills along with a black finish wheel arch trim that echoes with the off-road ability of the car.
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is not likely to make its way to the Indian market, however, the brand could launch the Taycan electric sedan here in India soon.