New high-riding wagon from Porsche is based on the Taycan; gets multiple power output options.
Porsche has taken the wraps off the new Taycan Cross Turismo, a wagon-shaped, off-road ready version of the Porsche Taycan.
Taycan Cross Turismo is a production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept
Gets four power outputs
Comes with standard air suspension and off-road inspired body kit
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: What exactly is it?
The Cross Turismo is essentially a production-ready version of the bold Mission E Cross Turismo concept, which was described at its unveiling in 2018 as a “cross utility vehicle”. Most obvious among the raft of modifications for the new model, is an extended roofline, which gives 47mm of extra head room in the rear seats and a maximum luggage capacity of more than 1,200 litres – around the same as the Volkswagen Golf hatchback. The upright tailgate design can optionally accommodate a bespoke bike rack, too, and Porsche has designed a new roofbox that’s rated for use at speeds of up to 200kph.
In line with its off-road aspirations, the Cross Turismo also wears a protective bodykit with debris-deflecting winglets at each corner and rides 20mm higher than the Taycan sedan, or 30mm in its Gravel Mode. Designed for use on “gravel tracks of muddy road surfaces,” this bespoke function also alters the settings for the throttle, suspension management, traction control and torque-vectoring systems to provide maximum traction.
Air suspension is equipped as standard across the Cross Turismo range, and it can be configured to automatically raise and lower the car at certain points on repeated journeys to clear obstacles such as speed bumps or steep driveways. The system also automatically lowers the Cross Turismo in two stages at high speeds for optimal aerodynamic efficiency. Broadly identical technically to its sedan sibling, the exclusively four-wheel-drive Cross Turismo is being offered with a choice of four power outputs.
Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: Power and performance details
The top-rung 93.4kWh Performance Battery Plus is standard on all Cross Turismo models, giving a WLTP official range of between 387 to 455km, depending on the car’s specification, as is Porsche’s pioneering 800V electrical architecture, which enables the battery to be rapid-charged at a rate of up to 350kW, taking it from 0-80 percent capacity in as little as 22 minutes.
The line-up starts with the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, which packs the same 380hp motor as the entry-level rear-wheel-drive Taycan sedan, albeit with a driven front axle. It matches its 5.1sec 0-100kph time but falls 10kph short at the top end with a maximum speed of 220kph.
The mid-rung 4S shaves a second off the 0-100kph time and boosts the top speed to 240kph. The 625hp Turbo and Turbo S head up the range. The more potent of the two can deploy up to 761hp in launch mode for a 0-100kph time of 2.9sec – 0.1sec behind the Turbo S sedan. Top speed for these cars is electronically restricted to 250kph.