Porsche announce 2nd EV, the Taycan Cross Turismo, coming to Aus Q3 2021

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Hot off the heels of their first EV, Porsche have introduced their second electrical automobile, the Taycan Cross Turismo.

Leveraging the identical Taycan platform, the Cross Turismo expands the lineup with a flexible off-road model.

Like the Taycan sports activities sedan, the Taycan Cross Turismo advantages from an modern electrical drive with 800-volt structure. The new high-tech chassis with all-wheel drive and adaptive air suspension additionally ensures uncompromising dynamics off-road. The Cross Turismo affords 47mm extra headroom for rear-seat passengers and greater than 1,200 litres of load capability, loaded by the big tailgate on the rear, make the Cross Turismo a real all-rounder.

“In 2019, we sent out a key signal with the debut of our first all-electric sports car.

“We see ourselves as pioneers of sustainable mobility: by 2025, half of all the new vehicles we will deliver will have an electrified drive – either fully electric or plug-in hybrid. In 2020, one in three of all vehicles we delivered in Europe had an electric powertrain. The future belongs to electric mobility. With the Taycan Cross Turismo, we’re taking another major step in this direction.”

Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG

Two derivatives of the Taycan Cross Turismo can be found to order in Australia. The Performance Battery Plus, which has a complete capability of 93.4 kWh, is fitted as customary.

While the vary remains to be to be introduced, the specs of the fashions obtainable are:

  • The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo with 360 kW / 490 PS (horsepower), overboost energy with Launch Control 420 kW / 571 PS (horsepower), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, high velocity 240 km/h
  • The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo with 460 kW / 625 PS (horsepower), overboost energy with Launch Control 500 kW / 680 PS (horsepower), acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, high velocity 250 km/h.
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The high-tech chassis with all-wheel drive and adaptive air suspension comes as customary on each fashions. The non-obligatory Off-Road Design Package will increase floor clearance by as much as 30 mm. This implies that the Cross Turismo will also be pushed on demanding off-road terrain. The customary ‘Gravel Mode’ improves the suitability of the brand new mannequin for driving on tough terrain.

In phrases of its visible look, the Taycan Cross Turismo intently follows the Mission E Cross Turismo idea research offered on the 2018 Geneva Motor Show: Its silhouette is outlined by the sporty roofline sloping downward to the rear – known as a ‘flyline’ by the Porsche designers. Off-road design components embrace wheel arch trims, distinctive entrance and rear decrease aprons and aspect sills. As a part of the Off-Road Design Package, the Cross Turismo has particular flaps on the corners of the entrance and rear bumpers and on the ends of the sills. These make for a putting exterior in addition to offering safety from stone impacts.

Accessories

Especially for the Taycan Cross Turismo, Porsche has developed an non-obligatory rear provider for as much as three bicycles that units the benchmark when it comes to package deal dimension and dealing with. It can be utilized for a lot of various kinds of bikes. One of its modern options is that the tailgate may be opened even when the rear provider is loaded.

Price & Availability

The Taycan Cross Turismo is out there to order now and is predicted to reach in Porsche Centres round Australia from Q3 2021.

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When it comes to cost, it most likely received’t shock you to see a premium worth, for the 2nd EV from Porsche:

  • Taycan 4S Cross Turismo – A$201,000
  • Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo – A$271,200

You can see extra info at Porsche.com