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Friday, March 5, 2021

Think the Porsche Taycan is Too Urban? Then the Taycan Cross Turismo is For You


If the Porsche Taycan is a bit too on-road for you (check our first impressions), here’s a solution: the Taycan Cross Turismo.

As its name implies, the Taycan Cross Turismo transforms Porsche’s first all-electric supercar by combining two sought after design elements: a wagon backend, and added ground clearance. The result is what could be a great all-rounder EV.



Immediately, Porsche is launching the Taycan Cross Turismo with a wide variety of powertrains—all featuring twin electric motors and all-wheel drive:
  • The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with 380 horsepower, overboost power for Launch Control at 476 horsepower, acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, top speed 220 km/h, range (WLTP) 389 – 456 kilometers.
  • The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo with 490 horsepower, overboost power with Launch Control at 571 horsepower, acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, top speed 240 km/h, range (WLTP) 388 – 452 kilometers.
  • The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo with 625 horsepower, overboost power with Launch Control at 680 horsepower, acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, top speed 250 km/h, range (WLTP) 395 – 452 kilometers.
  • The Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo with 625 horsepower, overboost power with Launch Control at 761 horsepower, acceleration 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, top speed 250 km/h, range (WLTP) 388 – 419 km.
Standard all-wheel drive aside, the Taycan Cross Turismo also has adaptive air suspension with a “Gravel Mode” for improved driving on rough roads. For those who want something more, the optional off-Road design package increases ground clearance by up to 30 mm, meaning it can be driven on more demanding terrain.

The adoption of a long roof design adds 47 mm more headroom for rear seat passengers, and more than 1,200 liters of load capacity.


In terms of its visual appearance, the Taycan Cross Turismo closely follows the Mission E Cross Turismo concept study presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show: Its silhouette is defined by the sporty roofline sloping downward to the rear – called a “flyline” by the Porsche designers. Off-road design elements include wheel arch trims, unique front and rear lower aprons, and side sills.

As part of the Off-Road Design package, the Cross Turismo has special flaps at the corners of the front and rear bumpers, and at the ends of the sills. These make for a striking exterior as well as providing protection from stone impacts.

The Taycan Cross Turismo will be launched towards the middle part of this year, starting in Germany first. Other markets, including the Philippines will likely follow.

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