Porsche officially reveals Taycan Cross Turismo wagon
Porsche has officially taken the wraps off a car that's been spotted quite often recently, not surprising considering the nearly 10 lakh kilometres of testing Porsche claims its put the new Taycan Cross Turismo through, ranging from the usual runs at the Nurburgring to off-road tracks in the Pyrenees and the 'Safari track' at the Weissach Development Centre.
The Taycan Cross Turismo itself is essentially a more rugged/practical Taycan, with more rough road capabilities courtesy an optional Off-Road Design package that brings 30mm more ground clearance, as well as a new Gravel drive mode to help it feel more at home on mud, gravel and sand. The Taycan Cross Turismo will be available with all-wheel drive, adaptive air suspension and the 93.4kWh Performance Battery Plus as standard, in four variants from the 380PS Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, all the way up to the 625PS Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo, capable of the 0-100kmph run in 2.9s. Considering the standard all-wheel drive, driving range on a full charge goes up to 456km (WLTP), depending on the variant specified.
Apart from a longer roof that liberates up to 36mm more headroom at the rear, as well as taking cargo capacity up to 1,212 litres with the seats down, the Taycan Cross Turismo features wheelarch cladding, new front and rear lower aprons, side sills and specially designed flaps at the ends of the bumpers to help protect the paint from stone chips. Standard rim sizes range from 19- to 20-inches but 21s can also be specced. Closely following in the footsteps of the Mission E Cross Turismo seen at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Taycan Cross Turismo has the classic Porsche 'flyline', the sloping roofline that defines Porsche models.
The very fact that Porsche has seen fit to spin off the very successful formula of the Taycan electric sports car, into the Taycan Cross Turismo with a longer roof, rugged wagon-styling and more practicality, gives us hope that there will be other variants of the Taycan to come soon, or at least more body styles on the same 800V platform.