2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spotted: price, specs and release date

Padraig Mallett and James Allen
November 05, 2020

An estate-style version of the Porsche Taycan will go on sale next year. See the prototype of this new practical electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo undergoing testing here.

  • 761hp Turbo S version spotted
  • 4S, Turbo & Turbo S 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

The Porsche Taycan will receive a more practical sibling in the form of the Taycan Cross Turismo estate next year. This new electric car will be an alternative to the likes of the Audi RS7 and Mercedes-AMG GT 63S four-door when it goes on sale in 2021.

This uncamouflaged prototype looks almost identical to the standard Taycan from the front. 

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo design

New images have emerged of what looks to be a production-ready prototype of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. This car gives you a chance to see the Taycan Cross Turismo without any form of vinyl camouflage for the first time, and confirms it’ll look very similar to the four-door-coupe version of the Taycan.

The new Taycan Cross Turismo looks far slinkier than your average estate from the side.

The front end doesn’t look to have changed at all, but when you view the premium electric car from the side and rear, the Taycan Cross Turismo’s differences become more obvious.

The roofline is both longer and flatter, the rear window is angled more aggressively and the side windows have grown in size, too. The new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo shares the coupe’s brake-light bar that runs the width of the car’s rear, but the new estate version comes with its own subtle rear spoiler at the top of the rear window with an extra built-in brake light.

You can expect a range of around 280 miles in top-spec Taycan Cross Turismos.

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo battery and range

The Cross Turismo’s batteries will likely be identical to the ones used in the current Porsche Taycan – meaning you’ll be able to choose between versions with 79.2kWh and 93.4kWh battery packs.

The extra weight of its more practical body means the Taycan Cross Turismo may not be able to match the standard car’s single-charge range. Top-spec cars should still be able to manage around 280 miles between charges, however.

There should be no difference between the two cars when it comes to charging, though. The Porsche 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.

Yellow callipers and carbon-ceramic brakes are usually reserved for Turbo S Porsche models. 

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 calipers on this 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.

Top-spec Turbo S versions will have more than 760hp.

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.

The Cross Turismo will come with the same high-tech cabin as the standard Taycan.

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior

No images of the car’s cabin have emerged yet, but it’s 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.

The finished Taycan Cross Turismo should appear in showrooms in 2021. 

2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo prices and release date

Porsche hasn’t announced prices for the Taycan Cross Turismo just yet but this undisguised prototype suggests you won’t have to wait long for official details to be revealed. 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 more expensive than the Taycan saloon – meaning it’ll cost from around £86,000, and rise to over £140,000 for the most powerful Turbo S model.

Head over to our list of the best electric cars on sale now to see the Taycan Cross Turismo’s competition or read our in-depth Porsche Taycan review