Porsche’s Taycan range is receiving an expansion mandate with the recent reveal of the new Taycan Cross Turismo model, which is also built on the same J1 platform as its brethren. Available in four variants; Taycan 4, Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and range-topping Taycan Turbo S, the Taycan Cross Turismo comes with added practicality and is 20 mm higher than the normal Taycan. Opt for the off Road Design Package and the ride height increases further by 10 mm.
In its base form, the Porsche Taycan 4 churns out 280 kW or 350 kW on overboost and it is credited with a 4.8 seconds sprint from a standstill to 100km/h, en route to a top speed of 219 km/h. Porsche says it can travel up to 456 km on a single charge. Second on the line-up is the 4S that comes standard with the Performance Battery Plus and churns out 360 kW or 420 kW on overboost for short bursts. The Taycan 4S hurtles from a standstill to 100 km/h in a claimed 4.1 seconds before hitting the limiter at 240 km/h. The driving range is rated at 452 km.
The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo wields 460 kW of power and that is increases to 500 kW on overboost. The 0-100km/h sprint is completed in 3.3 seconds and the top speed is capped at 250 km/h. The driving range remains the same as the 4S’.
Sitting on top of the Taycan Cross Turismo range is the Turbo S with 460 kW or 560 kW on overboost. The Turbo S runs from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds before hitting the limiter at 250 km/h. The driving range, meanwhile, is reduced to 419 km.
The new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is powered by a 93.4kWh battery pack that drives an electric motor situated on each axle via a two-speed transmission at the rear motor. As standard, the new Cross Turismo is fitted with a three-chamber air-suspension plus adaptive dampers that feature a new gravel setting. Other features include rear-wheel steering, active anti-roll bars and Porsche torque vectoring (PTV) all available either as standard or optional depending on the model.
The standard wheel sizes come in the form of 19-inches or 20-inches. 21-inches are available at an added charge. The stopping prowess for the Taycan 4 and 4S come courtesy of steel brakes while the Turbo spots carbide-coated discs as well as white callipers. The range-topping Turbo S upgrades to 420 mm carbon ceramic brakes.
The cabin is bolstered with new colour options and trim finishes. There is an optional head up display plus a new dash-top. According to Porsche SA, the new Taycan Cross Turismo will arrive here mid 2021.
Taycan Cross Turismo 4 R2 511 000
Taycan Cross Turismo 4S R2 619 000
Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo R3 459 000