Which would you choose—speed or practicality? That decision is made easier with the introduction of Porsche’s new all-electric Taycan Cross Turismo.
Porsche’s all-electric Taycan family will welcome a new member called the Cross Turismo, which combines the performance of its electric powered Taycan sedan with the dependability of a station wagon. The new Cross Turismo is expected to debut in Malaysia sometime in the second half of 2021.
There will be four variants, all of which to feature two motors and all-wheel drive. With the powertrain setup being identical to the standard Taycan, the base model is said to offer a top speed of 220km/h, a single-charge range between 389km and 456km, and the ability to sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds.
The top-of-the-range Turbo S, on the other hand, offers a top speed of 250km/h with an electric driving range of 388km to 419km on a single charge. This variant is said to achieve the century sprint in just 2.9 seconds.
The cars come with an 11kW onboard charger as standard though you have the option to upgrade it to a 22kW unit. According to Porsche, 11kW can recharge the battery in nine hours but if you have access to a 50kW DC charger, it powered up to 100km of range on a 30-minute charge.
The distinguishing feature, however, is the extra headroom for rear passengers. How much extra? Porsche says the modified roofline will provide 47mm more headroom. The boot opening is wider too with a space of 446-litre. If you need to transport even bigger items, you can fold the rear seats and expand it to 1,212-litre.
The interior cabin of the Cross Turismo is identical to the regular Taycan with a triple display setup. This includes a 10.3-inch touchscreen housed in the middle of the dashboard and a vertically mounted 8.4-inch touchscreen integrated into the centre console. There’s even the option for a 10.3-inch passenger-side touchscreen.
Drivers will also benefit from other features such as Apple CarPlay compatibility, built-in navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Rounding it off is a Bose surround sound system with 14 speakers and a subwoofer. It’s also worth noting that the Porsche InnoDrive system offers assistance systems such as lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and park assist.
For the seats, the Cross Turismo comes with partial leather interior as standard and can be upgraded to classic leather or Club Leather OLEA, which uses olive leaves during the tanning process. If leather isn’t your style, go for the Race-Tex, a high quality micro fibre material developed through sustainable methods.
Porsche has made several optional accessories that should interest cyclists. There’s a bespoke bike carrier accessory that hangs over the rear of the vehicle. If you own more than two bikes, there’s also an optional roof rail that you can fit on the top of the Cross Turismo.