Porsche has published a new teaser for the Taycan Cross Turismo electric station wagon

Porsche has published a new teaser for the Taycan Cross Turismo electric station wagon

February 19, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo electric station wagon appeared in a new teaser. Porsche has not yet said anything about when it will show its new product.

It has been three years since Porsche unveiled the Mission E Cross Turismo electric station wagon concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which was later inspired by the Taycan sedan. The German brand has released a new video today showing a prototype of the Taycan Cross Turismo in disguise. Apparently, the official presentation of the serial station wagon is “just around the corner.”

Stefan Weckbach, head of the Taycan range, gets behind the wheel of a nearly production-ready test car and shares some preliminary details about the world’s first premium electric vehicle.

According to Mr. Weckbach, the transition to a different body style for the Taycan meant the development of a new roofline and the addition of roof rails, as you would expect from a station wagon, because this type of car should offer more practicality.

Porsche describes the Taycan Cross Turismo as a crossover that can handle light off-road conditions well. For the same purpose, Porsche engineers changed the suspension of the Taycan sedan and increased ground clearance, while increasing the payload compared to the sedan.

Interestingly, Weckbach mentions that there is more room for rear passengers, which could mean that the Taycan’s wheelbase has been increased. He separately noted that the station wagon has already entered the phase of preparation for serial production, which means that its official premiere should take place soon.

Not so long ago, we wrote that Porsche had changed its mind about building a car plant in China. Porsche has no plans to localize production in China, although the factories of the brand in Germany can no longer cover the increasing demand among the Chinese. The corresponding statement in an interview with the Financial Times was made by the head of the brand, Oliver Blume.