The Porsche Mission E sedan is planned for production in 2020 but the company has surprised us with yet another all-electric concept car, the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept. As its athletic name suggests, the Cross Turismo takes the shape of a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) to suit the active lifestyle of the adventurous bunch.
The Cross Turismo shares much of its design cues with its sedan sibling, slim Matrix LED headlamps with four-point DRL, angular bonnet as well as sharp bumper design. But at the rear, the Cross Turismo resembles the Panamera Sport Turismo more than the Mission E sedan – tapering roofline that meets the tailgate.
As you can tell, Porsche is serious about the Cross Turismo’s off-road credentials – wheel arch protection, extended door sills, high ground clearance and off-road tyres. It will also feature all-wheel drive with Porsche Torque Vectoring, ensure maximum traction on any surface condition.
Inside, the Cross Turismo concept shows four seats with flexible cargo space for maximum practicality. The boot features a rail system with adjustable and removable straps to allow users to load and secure items quickly and safely. The cabin features a single piece, extra-wide display that extends all the way to the passenger seats which allows the passenger to operate the various infotainment functions.New innovations that Porsche presented with the CUV include driver display with eye-tracking control which detects which information the driver is looking at and brings it to the foreground while the rest are minimised to give the driver a clearer view of the detailed information. Porsche is also foregoing the physical button, integrating all the controls including seat adjustments and window operation to the TFT screens.
Like the Mission E, the Cross Turismo has a twin electric motor set up that gives a combined system output of 590 hp, allowing the CUV to sprint to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and arrive at 200 km/h in under 12 seconds.
The 800-volt architecture allows the lithium-ion battery pack to feature rapid charging, giving it 400 km of range in just 15 minutes. The rapid charging facility will come courtesy of IONITY, a joint venture by BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen to build a High-Power Charging (HPC) network for electric vehicles across Europe.