Porsche has formally launched the Taycan Cross Turismo EV, the larger category-blurring followup to the unique Taycan sedan. The mannequin shall be obtainable in 4 variants — the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo and Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo — however they will all function dual-motor all-wheel drive, in addition to the identical battery, panoramic glass roof and leisure/navigation system. It was speculated to debut in late 2020, however Porsche pushed its launch again to “optimize” its launch window. The unique Taycan is outwardly promoting effectively, and the automaker is in no hurry to start out promoting its subsequent EV.
The Taycan Cross Turismo has extra headroom and has a bigger cargo area than the sedan. It additionally as a better experience peak that offers it the flexibility to clear taller obstacles with out them touching the underbody. With regards to acceleration, it is just a bit bit behind its sedan sibling: the Turbo S Cross Turismo variant can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds, 0.1 second slower than the unique Taycan. In the meantime, the Turbo Cross Turismo can attain 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, whereas the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo and Taycan 4 Cross Turismo can get to 60 mph in 3.9 and 4.8 seconds, respectively.
The Cross Turismo additionally has a Gravel mode that will increase the experience peak a further 10 millimeters and makes changes to torque, traction and stability management. These adjustments permit the mannequin to maximise grip over unfastened surfaces, equivalent to sand and, as its identify says, gravel, making the car as environment friendly on tough surfaces as it’s on asphalt roads.
The Taycan Cross Turismo EV will arrive in US dealership in 2021, obtainable in the identical colours as its sedan sibling. Porsche will possible reveal extra particulars about it, equivalent to every variant’s vary, the nearer we get to its launch date. Its costs begin at , not together with the $1,350 supply, processing and dealing with price, making it over $1,500 costlier than the most affordable Taycan sedan.