Porsche presented their new electric car, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo, a family version of the Taycan. Four versions with powers of up to 761 hp, 800-volt electrical system and authentic supercar performance are the main characteristics.
The car is based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2018, which shares many features and approach.
The sleek saloon body of the Porsche Taycan has been mutated into a familiar-looking body with the most significant changes to the roof and rear. The new roofline allows you to gain 47 millimeters of headroom for rear occupants.
This rear part gains prominence in the car, thanks to the robust and compact shapes, the line of LED lights that runs across it from side to side and a design that has a lot of personality.
Technology with up to five screens
The interior of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is identical to that of the Taycan that we knew until now, so it is dominated by the screens.
The most striking is the one located behind the wheel, with 16.8 inches and curved design, easy to read from the driving position.
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Between the seats, a 10.9-inch infotainment screen and at the top two more 8.4-inch screens, which is located in front of the passenger seat as part of the optional equipment.
The occupants of the rear seats will also be able to have a screen at their disposal, located in the lower part between the front seats, from which they can operate the rear climate control independently.
At the technology level, beyond their 800 V electrical system, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo stands out for two novelties: on-demand updates and automatic body lift.
The first system allows the car to be updated remotely, with new functions that can affect comfort and assistance functions, such as the power steering Plus and the adaptive lane guidance function, to name a few.
The trunk has between 405 and 446 liters with raised rear seats, but if you lower them you have more than 1,200 liters of capacity.
The second system uses the GPS location at the point the person using it would ask to raise the body with respect to the ground to avoid a speed bump, pass a bump, avoid touching the bottom when entering a garage or whatever we want in this regard.
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It is enough that when we reach that point, we activate the body lift system and it will automatically ask us if we want it to always do so when approaching that point.
So focused is its approach to the off-road that Porsche calls it “The off-road among electric sports cars”, leaving aside SUV models with a not-so-sporty approach such as the BMW iX3, the Audi e-tron, the Jaguar I-PACE or the newcomer Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Additional driving mode
Considering that the car usually circulates on gravel roads or muddy roads, the Taycan Cross Turismo incorporates an additional driving mode “Gravel Mode” as standard on all versions. When that mode is activated, the car gains 30 millimeters of ground clearance.
The truth is that the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo comes to create a segment unknown until now, that of electric sports saloons with country aspirations.
It is a different electric car, with personality, character and with a first-rate technological endowment at a price in line with offers and with the usual Porsche.
Written by I Jhonattan González