The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has nothing to hide

Porsche is about to complete its electric range with a station wagon version of the Taycan which will arrive next year. A new series of shots reveals it in detail.

If it will still have to wait until the end of the year for its official presentation, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has little to hide. A new series of photos published by AutoExpress reveals a development version of the next electric Porsche which seems very close to the production model. And contrary to what the images of the Mission E prototype suggested, which evoked a crossover-type design with raised ground clearance, we will rather be on a hunting wagon directly derived from the Taycan .

The Taycan Cross Turismo will be the first electric vehicle to tackle this specific segment of high-end station wagons where Audi and Mercedes reign supreme. On the last images, we see that the entire front part is identical to the Taycan. And it is obviously at the rear that the design changes, with a roof line which remains almost right up to the trunk. Enough to save more living space for the rear seats and increase the capacity of the trunk which, according to AutoExpress, should reach 500 liters.

An engine modeled on the Taycan

The trade publication adds that the price of the Cross Turismo should be 5,000 pounds sterling (5,500 euros at current prices) higher than that of the base Taycan . On the engine side, the Porsche electric station wagon should, again according to AutoExpress, resume the existing versions on the Taycan, with a Cross Turismo 4S model with 429 hp electric motor coupled to a 79 kWh battery, Cross Turismo Turbo and Turbo S with a battery. 93 kWh and 671 and 751 hp respectively. It remains to be seen how Porsche will compensate for the weight gain that will accompany the transition to hunting station wagon design in terms of performance.

Beyond the Taycan range, the German brand has planned to launch in 2022 a 100% electric version of its compact Macan SUV. By 2025, Porsche predicts that half of the cars it will sell will be rechargeable electric or hybrid models . The manufacturer is also working on an electric supercar designed in collaboration with Rimac.