After sharing some technical highlights last week, Porsche has officially unveiled the Taycan Cross Turismo that is bound for official sales later this summer.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo combines more capabilities into the fully-electric high-performance Taycan range. First is the redesign of the rear quarter, which Porsche designers call the “flyline”. The wheelbase is maintained at 2.9 metres, while the overall vehicle height has increased by 31 mm, and is just 11 mm longer compared to the sports sedan.

The sporty sloping “flyline” adds headroom, luggage space and utility to the Porsche Taycan. Rear occupants now enjoy 36 mm more headroom, while luggage space has increased tremendously by the new design as well as the folding seatbacks.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo now has a boot capacity of 446 litres, almost 40 litres more than the sports sedan. With the rear seats folding down, more than 1,200 litres of load capacity is available for large suitcases, sports equipment and more.

At launch, the Taycan Cross Turismo will be offered in four variants, all standard with adaptive air suspension and all-wheel drive. The ground clearance has been increased by a gentle 20 mm.

All four variants will be fitted with the 93.4 kWh Performance Battery Plus and outputs are similar to the Taycan sports sedan. The range-topping Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo has outputs 625 hp with the overboost temporary exerting 761 hp, allowing to sprint from standstill to 100 km/h and 200 km/h in 2.9 seconds and 9.7 seconds respectively.

The Turbo variant has a lower overboost output of 680 hp, stopping the stopwatch at 3.3 seconds once it reaches 100 km/h from standstill. The driving range however improves to 452 km.  

The base-model Taycan 4 Cross Turismo meanwhile has outputs of 380 hp and 476 hp in overboost. This variant will also have the furthest driving range at 456 km, compared to the Turbo S with only 419 km. The 4S variant meanwhile has 490 hp and 571 hp in overboost, with the driving range similar to the Turbo at 452 km.

Porsche has also improved the energy recovery while decelerating in the Taycan Cross Turismo, increasing 25 kW to a total of 290 kW.

The next big thing in the Taycan Cross Turismo is the off-tarmac driving capabilities. Porsche has spent some time developing and testing the Taycan Cross Turismo to properly drive like a Porsche on mild off-road surfaces such as grass and gravel.

“We have also increased the ground clearance and optimised our suspension system so the Cross Turismo comes with a cross utility vehicle specific driving mode. This makes sure it does well on gravel roads in terms of stability, performance and dynamics,” said Head of the Taycan model line, Stefan Weckbach.

The optional Off-Road package increases ground clearance by up to 30 mm, while a standard “Gravel mode” improves the performance of the vehicle for driving on rough roads. Special flaps at the corners of the wheel arches provide protection from stone impacts.

Apart from the higher stance of the Taycan Cross Turismo, specific off-road styling elements have been added, which are the front and rear lower aprons, side sills and wheel arch trims.

To further emphasise on the utility of the Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche has also created a dedicated bicycle carrier for two. One of its innovative features is that the tailgate can be opened even when the rear carrier is loaded.


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Enjoys studying specifications and understanding features that aid performance as well as the aesthetics of a vehicle. From spreadsheets and proposals for new products to reporting about the finished product and more.