2024 Porsche Taycan facelift brings longer range, more power, and faster charging

Gajanan Kashikar Updated: February 07, 2024, 01:03 PM IST

Porsche has pulled the wraps off the heavily updated Taycan. This 2024 model year has brought substantial changes to its powertrain and range, along with tweaks to its exterior and interior. Additionally, there is a range of additional standard equipment, new generation Porsche Driver Experience with an enhanced display. All the three Taycan versions, including Taycan saloon, Taycan Cross Turismo, and Taycan Sport Turismo, are available in four powertrain options, with both rear- and all-wheel drive choices. That being said, the 2024 Taycan is set to arrive at Porsche Centres from the spring this year.

2024 Porsche Taycan: Range, power output, and charging

To start with, the updated Taycan now features 35 per cent more range than its predecessor. Depending on the body style, the new WLTP range now stands at up to 678km. Thanks to a new 105kWh battery pack, an increase from 93kWh of the previous model.

The entry-level Taycan can now accelerate from zero to 100kmph in 4.8 seconds, which is 0.6 seconds quicker than the previous model and offers a WLTP range between 503-678km. On the other hand, the range-topping Taycan Turbo S is claimed to achieve 100kmph from a standstill in a staggering 2.4 seconds, making it 0.4 faster than its predecessor. In addition, it delivers a WLTP range between 558-630km.

With the new push-to-pass function in the Sport Chrono package, the Taycan gains a boost of up to 95PS, depending on the model. For instance, the entry-level Taycan produces 82PS more than before, while the Taycan Turbo S now delivers an additional 190PS with the launch control function. This takes the overall system output of the Turbo S to 952PS.

Porsche has also updated its charging speed. At 800V DC charging stations, the refreshed Taycan can now be charged at up to 320kW, which 50kW more than its predecessor. With the new battery pack, the charging capacities over 300kW can be sustained for up to five minutes even at low temperatures, says the brand. In the previous Taycan, the charging time from 10 to 80 per cent at 15 degrees celsius was rated at 37 minutes, whereas the updated Taycan takes just 18 minutes even with its larger battery size.

2024 Porche Taycan: Suspension, powertrain, and equipment highlights

For 2024, all the Taycan models feature adaptive air suspension as standard and the new Porsche Active Ride suspension is available with the all-wheel drive versions as an optional extra.

Porsche has upgraded the powertrain, which gets a new rear-axle motor with up to 109PS more power than before on all models, a tweaked pulse inverter with optimised software, more powerful batteries, updated management, new-gen heat pump, modified energy recuperation, and remapped all-wheel-drive system.

For example, the maximum recuperation capacity while decelerating from high speeds has increased by about 30 per cent to up to 400kW, which was previously rated at 290kW. Plus, all versions now boast aerodynamically optimised wheels and reduced-rolling-resistance tyres as standard. In fact, the marque designed new 21-inch wheels and tyres specially for this purpose.

The Taycan Turbo S now lighter up to 15km than its predecessor. The EV also sports a range of standard features, such as ambient lighting, wireless charging, drive mode switch and power steering plus, park assist with a reversing camera, powered folding ORVMs with mirror surround lighting, Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (PIRM), heated front seats, charging ports on the driver and front passenger sides, heat pump with a new cooling system. The entry-level Taycan, on the flip side, comes with adaptive air suspension and aluminium door sill protectors as standard.

2024 Porsche Taycan Design and interior

The carmaker has given it new slimmer headlights and updated tail lights, redesigned bumpers, and a 3D Porsche logo at the rear is now illuminated for the first time, featuring welcome/leaving animations. Further, the new HD matrix technology with detailed optics now display the signature four-point graphics at night. Plus, the new Turbonite accent trim makes the Turbo and Turbo S models stand out from the other versions.

Inside, the driver display, central information hub, and optional passenger display feature an enhanced user interface with additional functions. There is a In-Car Video function, allowing users to stream videos on the infotainment system and the passenger display. For Taycan models with the Sport Chrono package and the Performance Battery Plus, there is a new push-to-pass button on the mode switch. The new control lever on the left behind the steering wheel gives access to the driver assistance systems. Last but not least, Porsche has also updated its system for deeper integration of Apple CarPlay.

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