Porsche releases Taycan Cross Turismo production details, latest teasers for Taycan sedan



Throughout Porsche’s annual media conference in Stuttgart last week, the company provided new details about the Taycan Cross Turismo, the Taycan sedan’s (formerly the Mission E concept car) more rugged sibling. The automaker noted the Cross Turismo was cleared for production next year, with the vehicle set to be produced alongside Taycan Condo at the firm ’s Zuffenhausen website.

The Taycan Cross Turismo is a valuable step forward for the automaker, which is currently pushing a shift to the electrification of its fleet. The company expects to hire an additional 1,500 new employees for the initiation of the Taycan sedan and the Taycan Cross Turismo, and it is also aiming to expand its electrical lineup in the next few years. This initiative will continue with the EV version of its best-selling Macan SUV, which is produced on Porsche’s Leipzig plant and built under parent company Volkswagen’s Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, which was co-developed by Porsche and Audi for bigger vehicles.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo prototype winter testing. (Photo: Tye/TaycanForum. com)

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Regardless of the Cross Turismo and the upcoming Macan EV both taking aim at the adventure/lifestyle marketplace, Porsche board member in charge of sales and marketing Detlev von Platen noted during an interview with CNET Roadshow following the yearly press conference that the two vehicles will not overlap. “The Cross Turismo concept is basically a more lifestyle-ish interpretation of the Taycan. It’s not directly targeting the SUV market,” he said.

Amidst the information of the Cross Turismo’s generation, Porsche has also released a fresh batch of teaser photos for the Taycan sedan, which is expected to be published later this year. This time around, it’s not the Mission E concept car that the company is showcasing. Instead, the German carmaker is featuring what appears to be a production-ready version of the vehicle, or at least something close to it.  

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The pictures, which were published by Porsche, showcase a car covered in some colorful camouflage. Small details of the car are a bit hard to make out because of its wrap, but the words “#SoulElectrified” and “Taycan” give away the vehicle. Depending on the general appearance of the camouflaged car, it appears that the Taycan will be somewhat close to the design of the elegant test mules that have been spotted winter testing as of late.

(Photo: Porsche GB/Twitter)(Photo: Porsche GB/Twitter)(Photo: Porsche GB/Twitter)(Photo: Porsche GB/Twitter)

Very similar to Porsche’s recent prototypes, the Taycan in the new teaser photos sports a headlight design that follows the theme of the present 718 Cayman and Boxster sports cars, both of which sport four LED daytime running lights. A full-width light bar in the rear is also present, invoking a design element from the firm ’s flagship vehicle, the new Porsche 911. These flourishes do not mean that the stunning lines of the Mission E theory are gone, as elements from the futuristic sedan such as its low nose and rakish roofline remain.

The Porsche Taycan is expected to be released this coming September. The company notes that the sedan will be capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, while using a range of over 300 miles on one charge. The Taycan is also made to be charged at 350 kW, allowing owners of the car to replenish over 60 miles of range in just 4 minutes.

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