Porsche prepares for early delivery of Taycan Cross TurismoJune 11, 2020
A new car that combines the performance of a Porsche EV with the versatility of a station wagon may appear next year as a 2022 model.
It’s no secret that Porsche is working on a versatile battery-powered Taycan sedan. When the German brand plans to officially unveil the Taycan model with a long roof, it remains a mystery. According to a source close to the company, we have a general idea about the upcoming Taycan Cross Turismo debut date, and it will take place faster than we expected.
Although we do not know the exact day or time, the source claims that the Taycan EV station wagon will officially debut by the end of the year. Honestly, it was expected that Porsche would wait until 2021 to show the model. However, the fact that the brand plans to open the Taycan Cross Turismo before the calendar rolls over gives us hope that the car will reach customers by mid-2021, possibly like the 2022 model.
As spy photos show, the Taycan Cross Turismo will combine the basic form of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept with the body of the Taycan production sedan. It is unlikely that some elements of the concept car, such as fog lights mounted on the hood, will see daylight, however, other moments, including increased ground clearance and massive wings, are likely to appear on the Cross Turismo production car. In addition, presumably, Porsche will also sell a Taycan Sport Turismo SUV, less off-road, similar to the Panamera station wagon of the same name.
It is expected that the electric station wagon will transfer the power plants of all-wheel drive Taycan 4S and Turbo sedans, the first of which is equipped with two engines with a total capacity of 522 hp. with a standard battery of 79 kWh and 562 hp with an additional package of 93 kWh. The Turbo variant, meanwhile, offers as much as 670 horsepower and comes exclusively with a larger battery. Unfortunately, the Taycan Turbo S powerplant with up to 750 hp, in all likelihood, will not reach the Cross Turismo.
The cruising range of the Cross Turismo should decrease by several kilometers relative to its fellow Taycan 4S and Turbo sedans, which, with a set of 93 kWh, can electrically cover a distance of 327 and 323 km, respectively.
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