2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo: price, specs and release date
- 761hp Turbo S version spotted
- 4S and Turbo cars expected
- Up to 280 miles of range
- Raised roofline
- Roomier cabin
- More practical boot
- Expected to go on sale in early 2021
- Likely starting price of £86,000
A more spacious version of Porsche’s electric Taycan four-door sports car is on the way, in the form of the Taycan Cross Turismo. This EV alternative to the likes of the Audi RS7 and Mercedes-AMG GT 63S four-door is expected to go on sale in 2021.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo design
As this lightly camouflaged prototype clearly shows, the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will look a lot like its four-door sports car counterpart. The front ends on both versions are pretty much identical, and the two Taycan variants will also share other details such as the wraparound rear light bar and the subtly flared wheel arches.
It’s when you view this new electric car from the side that the Cross Turismo starts to stand out. Compared with the standard Taycan, its roofline is considerably flatter and the rear window is more aggressively-raked, too.
The rear side windows will likely be bigger on the Cross Turismo as well, though whether they’ll adopt the shape as shown on the prototype’s camouflage wrap remains to be seen. It’s unclear whether the new Taycan Cross Turismo will come with a pop-up roof spoiler like the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo battery and range
The Cross Turismo’s batteries should be identical to the ones used in the current Porsche Taycan – meaning the car will, depending on the version, be available with 79.2kWh and 93.4kWh battery packs.
Because the extra bodywork will increase the weight a bit, the Taycan Cross Turismo likely won’t be able to exactly match the standard car’s single charge ranges – expect official ranges to vary from just over 200 miles to around 280 miles, depending on the version and the size of the battery.
There should be no difference between the two cars when it comes to charging, though. The Taycan Cross Turismo should have a maximum charging capacity of up to 225kW – so it will comfortably be compatible with the latest 150kW rapid charging points.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo motors and driving
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo model range hasn’t been revealed yet, but the carbon-ceramic brakes and yellow brake callipers on the photographed prototype suggest a flagship Turbo S model with up to 761hp is almost certainly on the way. There will also be a 680hp Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo and an entry-level 4S version with ‘only’ 530hp.
Despite the expected slight weight increase, the Taycan Cross Turismo should be just as effortlessly quick as the standard Taycan and great fun to drive, yet also be quiet and comfortable when you’re cruising on the motorway.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior
No images of the car’s cabin have emerged yet, but it’s pretty safe to say it’ll be very similar to the standard Taycan; right down to the sporty seats and the swathe of digital displays that dominate the dashboard and centre console.
Thanks to the raised and extended roofline, there should be a bit more headroom on offer in the Cross Turismo than the regular Taycan. The boot should also be a bit bigger than the standard car’s, too, though probably not by a massive margin. A smaller ‘frunk’ front boot will be available on the Cross Turismo, too, which many owners will likely use to store this electric car’s charging cables.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo prices and release date
Porsche hasn’t announced prices for the Taycan Cross Turismo just yet, and likely won’t spill the beans until later in the year. However, if the Sport Turismo estate version of the Porsche Panamera saloon is anything to go by, it’s likely the Cross Turismo will be a few thousand pounds dearer than the original Taycan – meaning prices will likely start at around £86,000, and rise to over £140,000 for the most powerful Turbo S model.