This original article was first published here: New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo – The All-Rounder Among Electric Sports Cars
Porsche today presents the new Taycan Cross Turismo. In addition to the proven strengths of the award-winning, all-electric Taycan sports saloon such as superior performance and long-range, the all-wheel drive, five-door Cross Turismo now offers even greater versatility that makes the car a true all-rounder. In this way, the sports car manufacturer is expanding the product portfolio of its first all-electric model range, and continuing the systematic pursuit of its path towards sustainable mobility.
Like the Taycan, the Cross Turismo benefits from an innovative electric drive with 800-volt architecture. The new high-tech chassis with all-wheel drive and adaptive air suspension also ensures confident handling and control off the beaten track. Add 47 mm more headroom for rear-seat passengers and over 1,200 litres of luggage capacity, accessed through the large rear tailgate, and the Cross Turismo is ready for adventure.
“In 2019, we sent out a key signal with the debut of our first all-electric sports car,” said Oliver Blume Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, at the world premiere of the new Taycan derivative today. “We see ourselves as pioneers of sustainable mobility: by 2025, half of all the new vehicles we will deliver will have an electrified drive – either fully electric or plug-in hybrid. In 2020, one in three of all vehicles we delivered in Europe had an electric powertrain. The future belongs to electric mobility. With the Taycan Cross Turismo, we’re taking another major step in this direction.”
Full Cross Turismo line-up from the start
Four derivatives of the Taycan Cross Turismo are available immediately at launch. The Performance Battery Plus, which has a total capacity of 93.4 kWh, is a standard feature. The model range is as follows:
- The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with 280 kW (380 PS), overboost power for Launch Control 350 kW (476 PS), acceleration 0-62 mph in 5.1 seconds, top speed 137 mph, range (WLTP) 242 – 283 miles. Price from £79,340.00 RRP
- The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo with 360 kW (490 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 420 kW (571 PS), acceleration 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds, top speed 149 mph, range (WLTP) 241 – 281 miles. Price from £87,820.00 RRP
- The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo with 460 kW (625 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 500 kW (680 PS), acceleration 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds, top speed 155 mph, range (WLTP) 245 – 281 miles. Price from £116,950.00 RRP
- The Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo with 460 kW (625 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 560 kW (761 PS), acceleration 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, top speed 155 mph, range (WLTP) 241 – 260 miles. Price from £139,910.00 RRP
The all-wheel drive chassis featuring Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damper control plus three-chamber adaptive air suspension is familiar from the Taycan saloon; this is standard on every Cross Turismo. This repertoire can be extended with an optional Off-Road Design Package that increases ground clearance by a further 10 mm, for a total of 30 mm versus the saloon. In this guise, the Cross Turismo can cover a variety of mixed surfaces and uneven tracks. The standard “Gravel Mode” helps here, by optimising control precision on gravel or muddy roads by adapting the chassis, traction and throttle systems.
In its exterior styling, the Taycan Cross Turismo closely follows that of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept study presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Its silhouette is defined by the sporting 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 vanes at the corners of the front and rear bumpers and at the ends of the sills. These make for a striking exterior appearance as well as providing protection from stone impacts.
Sporting accessories – new rear carrier and Porsche eBikes
Further underlining the spirit of adventure that imbues the Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche has developed a rear carrier especially for the model, which can hold up to three bicycles and sets the benchmark in terms of package size and handling. It can also be used with different types of bicycle. One of its convenient features is the tailgate can still be opened, even when the rear carrier is loaded.
Porsche is also presenting two eBikes at the same time – the eBike Cross (£7,500.00 RRP) and the eBike Sport (£9,500.00 RRP). With their timeless design by Studio F.A. Porsche as well as their powerful drive technology from Shimano, they are perfectly matched to the Taycan Cross Turismo.
The Taycan Cross Turismo is on sale from today. First cars will arrive with customers in the summer. The Taycan model range now comprises eight models and two body styles:
- Taycan £70,690.00 RRP
- 4S £83,580.00 RRP
- Turbo £115,860.00 RRP
- Turbo S £138,830.00 RRP
Taycan Cross Turismo
- 4 Cross Turismo £79,340.00 RRP
- 4S Cross Turismo £87,820.00 RRP
- Turbo Cross Turismo £116,950.00 RRP
- Turbo S Cross Turismo £139,910.00 RRP
Customers will also be invited to explore the potential of their new car, and further develop their own skills behind the wheel, by participating in a bespoke driving experience around the unique circuits at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone.
High-tech appearance for a high-tech vehicle
The world premiere of the new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo took place in the Hyperbowl Studio at the Munich Trade Fair Centre. This spectacular new studio brings together the worlds of film and reality: a 270-degree curved LED wall, 40 metres long and 5.5 m tall, is combined with an LED ceiling to provide a 478 square-metre screen surface with 70 million pixels. The world premiere was broadcast on newstv.porsche.com. It can be viewed there at any time.
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