Porsche will be expanding the Taycan line very soon. No, it’s not a new variant like a GT3. Instead, it’s an all-new model. Called the Taycan Cross Turismo, it is scheduled to make its official debut later this March.
If it looks familiar, it's because this was originally previewed as the Mission E Cross Turismo concept back in October 2018.
The upcoming Taycan Cross Turismo is essentially a wagon version of the Taycan we’re already familiar with. However, Porsche didn’t just extend the rear, added a hatch, and called it a day. At the moment, the automaker has yet to announce what the exact changes are but there are already a few visual cues.
For starters, there’s the ride height. The Taycan Cross Turismo appears to ride higher than its sedan counterpart. We don’t know exactly how high it rides compared to the Taycan, but the difference is quite noticeable. Though it's a bit hard to spot, the wagon also features fender extensions. Combined with the higher ground clearance, the Tayan Cross Turismo could be the closest we have to a Taycan crossover.
As for the powertrain, Porsche has yet to confirm. But don’t be surprised though if it is the same powertrain option as the standard Taycan range. For reference, the range starts with a single motor, rear-wheel-drive setup before moving to a twin-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration. In range-topping Turbo S trim, power is rate at 761 PS and 1,050 Nm torque with an electronically limited top speed of 260 km/h.
Interestingly, Porsche also tossed the keys of the Taycan Cross Turismo to ex-Formula 1 driver Mark Webber. The automaker barely even made any effort to camouflage the prototype.
“Phenomenal first drive for me with this beauty. Drives like a Porsche, feels like a Porsche, smells like a Porsche. It’s a proper sports car with even more space and ground clearance now. Expect the world premiere of the all-new Taycan Cross Turismo to take place in less than eight weeks. In dealerships as early as this summer. I can’t wait. It’s the perfect car for the Australian outback and the German Autobahn,” said Webber.