Just mere days after the European release, Sime Darby Auto Performance, the sole distributor for Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, announced today that the rear-wheel drive (RWD) Taycan is now in Malaysia.
The line-up that was launched late last year has four-wheel drive traction, with the addition of a motor at the front axle. Being the most accessible variant, prices for Porsche Taycan RWD now starts from RM584,561 that is valid until 30 June 2021.
Similar to the four-wheel drive variants, the rear-mounted motor has a two-speed transmission. The base output with the familiar 79.2 kWh single-deck Performance Battery is 326 hp. When the driver activates Overboost mode with Launch Control, the power output climbs to 408 hp and 345 Nm.
If that is not enough, the Taycan RWD can also be had with more power. A larger 93.4 kWh two-deck Performance Battery Plus (also found in the Turbo variants) will deliver the following: base output of 380 hp and a full 476 hp with 357 Nm with Launch Control and Overboost mode.
Both power outputs will complete the century sprint in 5.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 230 km/h. In terms of driving range, Porsche promises a 431 km range on the base battery, and 484 km on the larger Plus battery pack – both values based on the WLTP cycle. The latter value is in fact the highest range offered on any Porsche Taycan variant to date.
Distinguishing features of the new Taycan RWD include 19-inch ‘Taycan Aero’ wheels, coil-sprung suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), black brake calipers, and LED headlights.
A long list of options is available, but highlighted options include “surface-coated” performance brake discs, three-chamber adaptive air suspension, a colour head-up display, front passenger display as well as a 22 kW on-board charger.
Viewing and availability of the Porsche Taycan RWD at Porsche Centres in Malaysia is scheduled to begin from the second quarter of 2021.