Porsche officially launched the Taycan Cross Turismo EV, the biggest category blur following the original Taycan Sedan. The model will be available in four variants – the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo and the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo – but they will all come with two-engine all-wheel drive, as well as the same battery, panoramic glass roof and entertainment / navigation system. It was supposed to debut in late 2020, but Porsche pushed its launch to “optimize” its exit window. The original Taycan is apparently selling well, and the automaker is in no rush to start selling its next electric vehicle.
The Taycan Cross Turismo has more headroom and larger cargo space than the sedan. It’s also a higher ride height that gives it the ability to overcome larger obstacles without them touching the underbody. When it comes to acceleration, it’s just a bit behind its sedan sister: the Turbo S Cross Turismo variant can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds, 0.1 seconds slower than the Taycan. original. Meanwhile, the Turbo Cross Turismo can hit 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, while the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo and Taycan 4 Cross Turismo can hit 60 mph in 3.9 and 4.8 seconds, respectively.
The Cross Turismo also has a Gravel mode which increases the ride height by an additional 10 millimeters and adjusts torque, traction and stability control. These changes allow the model to maximize grip on soft surfaces, such as sand and, as the name suggests, gravel, making the vehicle as effective on rough surfaces as it is on asphalt roads.
The Taycan Cross Turismo EV will arrive in the US dealership in 2021, available in the same colors as its sister sedan. Porsche will likely reveal more details about it, such as the lineup of each variant, the closer we get to its release date. Its prices start at, not counting delivery, processing and handling charges of $ 1,350, making it over $ 1,500 more expensive than the cheapest Taycan sedan.