The high riding EV is heading to a Porsche showroom near you in 2021 - here are the first details
Porsche's board has green lit the all-electric Mission E Cross Turismo for series production, with the manufacturer creating 300 new jobs at its Zuffenhausen headquarters in preparation.
We've been introduced to the Cross Turismo before, of course, the car having debuted as a concept at this year's Geneva show. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume called it "a serious prospect for production" at the time, and with 0-62 and 0-155mph times of 3.5 and 12 seconds respectively, it's serious in more ways than one. This performance is possible thanks to two synchronous electric motors, which bestow it with a "system output of over 600hp" and, we'd imagine, rather a lot of torque.
To keep all that in check while also fulfilling its Cross-Utility Vehicle remit, it makes use of both Porsche's Torque Vectoring technology and adaptive air suspension, allowing an increase in ground clearance of up to 50mm. Its 800-volt architecture is prepared for connection to the charging network via both plug-in fast charger and induction and it supposedly capable of a 310 mile range (although that figure is based on the outdated NEDC test).
Derived from the forthcoming Taycan, the four-door Mission E Cross Turismo will sport a bigger boot along with its raised ride height in order to reinforce its more practical, go-anywhere image. There's no word on exact pricing or specs yet, though Robert Meier, Line Director for the Taycan, recently told Automotive News that he was "expecting a price somewhere between a Cayenne and a Panamera" for that model. This would place it in the region of £55,965 and £67,898, with the Cross Turismo surely not far off that either. More news when we have it.
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I presume this is going to end up being called the 'Taycan 2'?
DoubleTime19 Oct 2018
What a sound it must make achieving all those impressive figures!
scottygib55319 Oct 2018
That is superb but I would buy one just to lower it
tr3a19 Oct 2018
Dwayne Dibley said:
Quite. Nobody wants less noise, cheap energy, simplicity, efficiency and eyeball shifting instant acceleration. We all want a noisy, complicated and hugely inefficient mechanism that's derived from the steam engine, with a peaky torque curve that needs a primitive box of mechanical gears to make the thing work at all, which burns expensive chemicals with which we prop up murderous regimes and religions, meanwhile destroying our world and calling everybody who doubts the wisdom of it all a stupid leftist greeny.