Porsche has launced the Taycan Cross Turismo in a virtual world premiere, expanding its portfolio of all-electric sports cars. As its name implies, the Taycan Cross Turismo is the off-road version of Porsche’s electric sports saloon.
“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. “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.”
The sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart has built the Taycan Cross Turismo on the new high-tech chassis with all-wheel-drive and adaptive air suspension for added off-road driving dynamics. For its occupants, there is an extra 47 mm of rear headroom. Further, it has more than 1,200 of load capacity accessible via a large tailgate. The Taycan Cross Turismo also benefits from an innovative electric drive with 800-volt architecture.
There are four variants of the Taycan Cross Turismo to satisfy different preferences:
- Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with 280 kW (380 PS), overboost power for Launch Control 350 kW (476 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, top speed 220 km/h, range (WLTP) 389 – 456 km.
- Taycan 4S Cross Turismo with 360 kW (490 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 420 kW (571 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, top speed 240 km/h, range (WLTP) 388 – 452 km.
- Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo with 460 kW (625 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 500 kW (680 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, top speed 250 km/h, range (WLTP) 395 – 452 km.
- Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo with 460 kW (625 PS), overboost power with Launch Control 560 kW (761 PS), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, top speed 250 km/h, range (WLTP) 388 – 419 km.
* Range was determined in accordance to the new Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)
The Performance Battery Plus pack, which has a total capacity of 93.4 kWh, is fitted as standard, as are the all-wheel-drive and adaptive air suspension. Available as an option is the Off-road Design package which increases ground clearance by up to 30 mm. This means that the Cross Turismo can also be driven on demanding off-road terrain. The standard “Gravel Mode” improves the suitability of the new model for driving on rough roads.
In terms of appearance, the Porsche 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.
One of the accessories developed by Porsche especially for the Taycan Cross Turismo is a rear carrier for up to three bicycles that sets the benchmark in terms of package size and handling. The carrier can 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. Additionally, 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 Taycan Cross Turismo.
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is slated for a Malaysia launch in the second half of 2021, and is now available for pre-orders at Porsche Centres nationwide. To find out more and register your interest, visit any of these dealer websites:
Porsche Centre Ara Damansara: http://bit.ly/PCAra_taycancrossturismo
Porsche Centre Sungai Besi: http://bit.ly/PCSgBesi_taycancrossturismo
Porsche Centre Penang: http://bit.ly/PCPenang_taycancrossturismo
Porsche Centre Johor Bahru: http://bit.ly/PCJB_taycancrossturismo