tech2 News StaffMar 04, 2021 20:30:31 IST
The covers are off the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, a crossover-themed station wagon derived from the all-electric Porsche Taycan sedan. Previewed in concept form by the Mission E Cross Turismo in 2018, the Taycan Cross Turismo has made it to production three years later, and while it has plenty in common with the standard Taycan, it carries over quite a few of the concept’s design and styling cues along with some key additions that will help it tackle rough roads with ease.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo images reveal design and styling details
There is no mistaking the fact that the Cross Turismo is based on the Porsche Taycan. Its face is similar to that of the sedan, featuring the same LED headlights (LED matrix units with signature four-point DRLs on the top-spec variants), but the Cross Turismo has a different front bumper with a new apron. It sports wheelarch cladding, beefy side sills, and the optional Off-Road design package adds flaps at the ends of the bumpers and sills to protect the vehicle from stone hits.
The Cross Turismo gets three unique wheel designs (wheel sizes range from 19- to 20-inch), and also gets roof rails, which can carry up to 75 kg of luggage. The big difference with the Cross Turismo is apparent when you look at it side-on – aft of the B-pillar, the roof is longer and flows gently into the roof-mounted spoiler at the back. It also gets a unique diffuser-style design element incorporated into the rear bumper, and the Porsche logo is incorporated into the wide light bar, inset into a cool-looking 3D circuit board design.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo variants
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will be available in a total of four variants – 4, 4S and Turbo and Turbo S. All variants get the same 93.4kWh Performance plus battery, two-motor setup (one on each axle) and adaptive air suspension is standard as well.
Power output of the base 4 variant is rated at 380hp (476hp with launch control), and it can do 0-100kph in a claimed 5.1 seconds and top out at 220 kph. Max range is pegged at 456 kilometres.
The 4S takes a step forward, with an output of 490 hp (571 hp with launch control), a 0-100kph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 240 kph. Max range stands at 452 kilometres.
Following it is the Turbo variant, which has an output of 625 hp (680 hp with launch control), a 0-100kph time of 3.3 seconds, a top speed limited to 250 kph. Max range is rated at 452 kilometres.
Topping the range is the Turbo S version, with an output of 625 hp (761 hp with launch control), a 0-100kph time of 2.9 seconds, a top speed of 250 kph. Max range for this version is marginally lower, at 419 kilometres.