The launch of Porsche’s second electric model is getting closer and closer: the Taycan Cross Turismo. A crossover derivative of the celebrated Taycan sports, will be presented this year even though the start of its production has been postponed so much by the pandemic worldwide.
The German company has released a series of official images of the new model with a very light camouflage that allows us to see almost its entire body to whet your appetite. Aesthetically, it is clear that we are facing a faithful continuation of the Mission E Cross Turismo prototype, which was revealed to the public in 2018.
“With the Taycan Cross Turismo, we wanted to offer a more spacious feel, as well as more flexibility and versatility. We have developed a completely new line with roof bars, the rear row of seats offers passengers more space and the trunk is also larger. The goal was to create a car that was perfectly suited to an active lifestyle. A car that is ideal for both urban and rural trips,” explains Stefan Weckbach, Taycan range manager.
The Taycan Cross Turismo’s body height will be higher than that of its sedan sibling, giving it an unmistakable SUV look while also allowing for more comfortable driving on tracks. On the other hand, the suspension system has also been revised to offer better performance off the asphalt.
Being a more adventurous-oriented vehicle, the Taycan Cross Turismo may only be available with all-wheel drive. This would limit its range to the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S variants, leaving the more affordable Taycan rear-wheel-drive version reserved body. However, none of this has yet been confirmed by Porsche itself.
It’s also unclear whether the brand plans to launch a Sport Turismo wagon version without the Cross Turismo’s SUV appendages. The Sport Turismo body is currently available on the Taycan’s older brother, the Panamera, and would allow the electric to accommodate a wider range of customers. However, the firm has made no mention of the hypothetical development of this version, so its commercialization is still up in the air.