Taycan Cross Turismo confirmed for 2020

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Words: Nile Bijoux
18 Mar 2019

Porsche will supplement the Taycan sedan, due to be revealed later this year, with the Cross Turismo wagon due out next year.

Porsche will supplement the Taycan sedan, due to be revealed later this year, with the Cross Turismo wagon due out next year.

While the sedan will be about style and speed, the Cross Turismo is all about liveability. Porsche describes it as a cross-utility vehicle (CUV), which hints at some off-road capability. That makes sense, looking at the chunky tyres, raised ride height and black plastic arches.

The CUV will use the same base as the sedan, meaning front and rear electric motors, and a 0-100km/h time of around 3.5 seconds. Expect range to be around the 500km mark, while the battery pack, with the right equipment, can be charged to 80 per cent in just 15 minutes.

Alongside the high-riding Cross Turismo will be the second-generation Macan, which was recently confirmed to be electric-only. By 2025, Porsche wants half of its sales to come from either all-electric or plug-in hybrid models. Some other recent reports suggest the Boxster could join the pure-electric crew.

“Our workforce has more than doubled in just seven years,” said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, “and electromobility is another driver of jobs; we’re creating 1500 new roles for producing the Taycan alone. Our first purely electric sports car heralds the start of a new era – and we’re very optimistic that the Taycan will be a success. Given that we already have more than 20,000 people seriously interested in buying one, we will be adjusting our production capacities upward.”

The Taycan will debut in September, with the Cross Turismo following “at the start of the next decade.”

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