Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will hit the market in 2021

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will hit the market in 2021

August 28, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

A station wagon version of Porsche’s first electric vehicle will arrive in early 2021, not this year.

Porsche has postponed the launch of its Taycan Cross Turismo until 2021 due to high demand for conventional electric vehicles during the coronavirus pandemic. The Taycan station wagon was originally supposed to be open for orders in late 2020, but now, according to Porsche CEO Oliver Bloom, it will be delayed.

After confirming the decision to reporters in a recent conference call, Blum said: ‚ÄúThis change is not a disadvantage for us; we just optimized the plans, “adding that” the company has changed a lot during the coronavirus. It was important to focus on the main thing. “

Many brands have postponed the launch of new models due to Covid-19. Ferrari announced earlier this month that it was delaying the launch of its SF90 Stradale by several months due to production delays caused by the pandemic. In July, Land Rover delayed the release of its Defender 90 for the same reason.

However, Porsche was more profitable than these companies. Bloomberg reports that Porsche is one of three car companies that remained profitable in the first half of 2020, along with Tesla and Toyota.

Based on spy photos, the updated Taycan Cross Turismo has a longer roofline and a tilted tailgate, which differentiates the estate from the standard Taycan, allowing for more cargo space, and the increased ground clearance promises better off-road performance.

The Cross Tursimo will be powered by two standard Taycan electric motors on both axles for all-wheel drive. They will generate 523 hp. in the entry-level 4S, followed by 671 hp variants. Turbo and 751 hp Turbo S.