Porsche has lifted the covers of its new Taycan Cross Turismo, its latest all-electric vehicle. The new model joins the line-up of electric vehicles from the brand as it pushes ahead towards sustainable mobility.

The Taycan Cross Turismo joins the Taycan sports saloon as part of Porsche’s electric offensive. Like the electric sports saloon, the Taycan Cross Turismo benefits from an innovative electric drive with 800-volt architecture. However, the new model arrives with versatile off-road capabilities, which helps enhance its appeal.

Porsche’s Drive Towards Electrification

Taycan Cross Turismo rear
A true electrified drive

The German automaker signalled its intent towards a sustainable future with the Taycan, its first all-electric sports car, in 2019. Now it has produced a new and even more versatile derivative to tug at the heartstrings of enthusiasts.

Porsche considers itself a pioneer of sustainable mobility and it’s backing up that statement. In 2020, one in three of all vehicles the brand delivered in Europe had an electric powertrain. By 2025, half of all its new vehicles will have an electrified drive – either fully electric or plug-in hybrid. Porsche’s future lies in electric mobility and the Taycan Cross Turismo is another major step in this direction.

High-Tech Design

Taycan Cross Turismo side
Shades of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept

Visually, the Taycan Cross Turismo closely follows the Mission E Cross Turismo concept from 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.

The new high-tech chassis with all-wheel drive and adaptive air suspension also ensures uncompromising dynamics off-road. 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 provide protection from stone impacts.

The model boasts 47mm more headroom for rear-seat passengers with more than 1,200 litres of load capacity. Cargo can be loaded through the large tailgate at the rear, making the Cross Turismo a true all-rounder.

Four Electrifying Variations

Taycan Cross Turismo features an impressive range

Porsche has produced four derivatives of the Taycan Cross Turismo at launch. The Performance Battery Plus, which has a total capacity of 93.4 kWh, is always fitted as standard. The model range comprises the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with 280 kW (380 PS). The model offers a 0-100 kmh acceleration of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 220 kmh. Its range is reportedly between 389 to 456 km.

Moving up the chain is the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo with a range of 395 to 452 km. It features 360 kW (490 PS) of power, acceleration of 0-100 kmh in 4.1 seconds and a 240kmh top speed. The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo on the other hand arrives with 460 kW (625 PS) on tap. It is able to go from standstill to 100 kmh in 3.3 seconds and flat out at 250 kmh. Despite this it also boasts an impressive 395 to 452 km range.

Finally, the top spec Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo is equipped with 460 kW (625 PS). Its century sprint is clocked at 2.9 seconds, top speed at 250 kmh and range between 388 to 419 km.

Sporty Options

New rear carrier and Porsche e-bikes

The model’s range features an optional Off-road Design package, which increases ground clearance by up to 30 mm. This allows the Cross Turismo to be driven on demanding off-road terrain. The standard “Gravel Mode” also helps improve the suitability of the new model for driving on rough roads.

To suit the active lifestyles of its drivers, Porsche has developed a rear bicycle carrier exclusive for the model. Able to transport up to three bicycles, the carrier sets the benchmark in terms of package size and handling.

The carrier can also be used universally for different types of bikes. One of its innovative features is that the tailgate can be opened even when the rear carrier is loaded. Porsche is also presenting two high-quality e-bikes at the same time – the eBike Sport and the eBike Cross. With their timeless design as well as their powerful and sustainable drive technology, they are perfectly matched to the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.

(Images: Porsche)

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Richard Augustin

Digital Editor
Richard went from the confines of the kitchen working as a professional chef into the realm of media twenty years ago. In his two-decade career in writing, he has plied his trade in a number of regional print and digital media organisations in the lifestyle, in-flight, entertainment and finance space. When not busy chasing deadlines and writing stories for AugustMan, you can find him experimenting with recipes in his kitchen.
Porsche Levels Up The Electric Game With The New Taycan Cross Turismo
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