Porsche brings Taycan Cross Turismo to the test

Porsche brings Taycan Cross Turismo to the test

July 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Porsche’s electric sedan will receive a crossover-inspired station wagon variant: new spy shots show road tests of the upcoming Taycan Cross Turismo.

Disguised prototypes of Porsche’s second electric model have previously been tested at the Nurburgring and near the Arctic Circle. The latest images give us a better look at the crossover version of the Taycan station wagon due to join the German brand’s lineup in 2021.

This test mule showcases the rear-glass line, the shape of the rear of the car, and a front fascia that appears to be very similar to the Taycan sedan. However, starting with the rear doors, the Taycan Cross Turismo takes on a unique look, similar to the Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo.

Design elements that differentiate the Taycan Cross Turismo from its four-door sibling include a long roof and a steeper tailgate, both designed to increase cargo space. This prototype also features sport roof rails for even more practicality, while plastic wheel arch surrounds promise additional protection.

The production version of the new model is based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The concept’s additional ground clearance, designed to give the car moderate flotation in combination with all-wheel drive, appears to be carried over to the production version.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is likely to receive a revised chassis that places more emphasis on comfort and improved off-road capabilities, although ground clearance is unlikely to reach the height of Porsche’s flagship SUVs. In all other respects, it will be identical to the Taycan sedan, including its engine lineup, which consists of 523 hp in the 4S version, 671 hp in the Turbo and 751 hp in the Turbo S.