Porsche Adds Taycan Cross Turismo Wagon To Lineup

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Porsche’s been busy expanding the Taycan lineup recently. Earlier this year, the German automaker introduced an entry-level rear-wheel-drive variant to make the EV more accessible to consumers. Now, it’s ready to give consumers more practicality and a crossover-like look with the new Taycan Cross Turismo wagon.

Beyond the more curvaceous design, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a few other differences over the Taycan sedan. For one, all Taycan Cross Turismo models come with all-wheel drive from a two-motor setup. The base and 4S versions of the Taycan sedan are offered with either a 79.2-kWh battery pack or a larger 93.4-kWh pack, which is a $6,000 option. The Taycan Cross Turismo is only available with the 93.4-kWh pack.

Porsche will offer the Cross Turismo in four different trims that mirror the Taycan sedan, including 4, 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S. Horsepower figures go from 469 hp in the 4, 562 hp in the 4S, 670 hp in the Turbo, and 750 hp in the Turbo S. In its quickest guise, the Turbo S model, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a claimed zero-to-60 mph time of 2.7 seconds, which is 0.1 seconds slower than the sedan.

While range hasn’t been announced yet, we expect the Taycan Cross Turismo to get slightly lower figures than the sedan. With more weight and a slightly larger stature than the sedan, the wagon body style won’t be able to match the regular Taycan 4S’ range figure of 227 miles. The EPA hasn’t tested any of the other Taycan models.

On the inside, the Taycan Cross Turismo offers 3.6 inches of rear headroom and up to 16 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats in place. For comparison, the trunk in the sedan can hold up to 14 cubic feet of cargo. According to Car & Driver, Turbo Cross Turismo models have 1.5 less cubic feet of space because of a Bose audio system. With the rear seats folded away, the Cross Turismo can hold up to 42.8 cubic feet of cargo. If you need more space, there’s 2.9 cubic feet of available cargo space in the front trunk.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

That rugged design isn’t for show, either. Porsche has fitted the Taycan Cross Turismo with its adaptive dampers and air suspension system as standard, which gives the wagon 0.8 inches of extra ride height over the sedan. A new Gravel drive mode raises the wagon’s ride height by 0.4 inches. Opt for the available off-road design package, and the Taycan Cross Turismo sits at the taller ride height all the time. The package also ups the wagon’s rugged design with a few exterior design elements.

Porsche plans to bring the Taycan Cross Turismo wagon to dealers this summer. Pricing starts at $92,250, which is an extra $11,000 over the base Taycan sedan, and top out at $188,950 for the Turbo S. Porsche is including three years of charging from Electrify America with the purchase of a Cross Turismo.

For Porsche, the Taycan Cross Turismo wagon is its way of showing showcasing just how extensive it wants its electric lineup to be. Up until now, we’ve mostly seen electric vehicles that focus on coming with as much range as possible or coddling passengers in luxury. No other automaker has given consumers a rugged option that can handle some light off-roading. Electric pickup trucks are on the way, but they’re not here now. With consumers buying crossovers and SUVs because of their rugged design, Porsche timed the release of the Taycan Cross Turismo perfectly.

With its wagon body style, rugged design, and light off-roading capability, the Taycan Cross Turismo doesn’t have any true rivals in the segment. That gives Porsche a huge edge in the EV space. The Tesla Model S offers far more range and performance, but it doesn’t have the same design or off-roading capability.

While few owners take their Porsche Cayennes off-roading, the midsize SUV offers some serious go-anywhere capability. Scour the Internet, and you’re likely to run into a video of a Cayenne keeping up with Jeeps on rough terrain. While the Taycan Cross Turismo won’t be able to tackle the same kind of terrain as a Cayenne, the EV looks like it’s the most capable all-electric vehicle on the market at the moment.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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