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The estate version of Porsche’s first electric car will now arrive in early 2021 rather than later this year
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28 August 2020

Porsche has delayed the launch of its Taycan Cross Turismo until 2021 because of robust demand for the regular EV during the coronavirus pandemic.

The estate variant of the Taycan was originally due to open for orders in late 2020 but will now be pushed back, according to Porsche’s boss Oliver Blume.

Confirming the decision to reporters in a recent conference call, Blume said: “The change is no disadvantage for us; we just optimized the cycle plan,” adding that “the company has changed a lot during the coronavirus. It was important to focus on the essentials”.

Many brands have pushed back model launches due to Covid-19. Earlier this month, Ferrari announced that it has delayed the launch of its SF90 Stradale by several months, due to production delays caused by the pandemic. In July, Land Rover pushed back the launch of its Defender 90 for the same reason.

However, Porsche has been more profitable than those companies. Bloomberg reports that Porsche is one of only three car companies that remained profitable during the first half of 2020, including Tesla and Toyota.

Although it will now be another six months or so until we see one on UK roads, we have a good idea of what to expect from Porsche’s second electric car.

On the outside, spy shots reveal that the Taycan Cross Turismo develops the DNA of the Taycan saloon, but like the Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo, has its own unique look.

A longer roof and a steeper-angled tailgate differentiate it from the standard Taycan, allowing greater load space, while added ground clearance like the 2018 Mission E Cross Turismo concept on which it is based promises greater performance off-road.

That said, Porsche is unlikely to change much when it comes to powertrains, with the estate almost certain to retain the same three choices as the saloon.

The Cross Tursimo will be powered by the standard Taycan’s two electric motors across both axles for four-wheel drive. These will generate 523bhp in entry-level 4S guise, with 671bhp Turbo and 751bhp Turbo S variants to follow.

In an industry first, Porsche’s Tesla Model S rival has been engineered to support an 800V charging system. An 80% recharge is therefore claimed to be possible in “less than 15 minutes”.

Prices will be announced in due course, but expect it to pay a low four-figure premium on top of the £83,367 starting price for the saloon version.

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3 April 2019

 Ferrari didn’t the FF, so, why not?

3 April 2019

more fake tail pipes.....

 

4 April 2019
Jasper James wrote:

more fake tail pipes.....

Disguise.  

12 December 2019

The noramal taycan had fake exaust tips with it was in disguise and it does have them now, so dont worry. And this might be the first electric wagon EVER.

12 December 2019

VW's ID.5 Tourer based on the Space Vizzion concept should be out before the Taycan Cross...

12 December 2019

I confess to being smitten with the Taycan and enjoy high-performance wagons. But I'm a little queasy on this one. The Ferrari FF seems to have been a bit of a dud sales-wise and, although I happen to love the idea and appearance, the Panamera wagon is a bit of a unicorn. I get that SUVs are the future so I assume this Taycan wagon will replace the increasingly irrelevant Panamera wagon and likely saloon. The problem is less for Porsche than its dealers who are having to stock an ever-widening range, some of which might turn out to be a niche too far.

12 December 2019

 Yeah Tesla fans, where's MrMusks model like this?, not see a market for it?, oh, by the way, anyone see Elon crash his new truck?

12 December 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Yeah Tesla fans, where's MrMusks model like this?, not see a market for it?, oh, by the way, anyone see Elon crash his new truck?

And your point is??? Having a bad day at the office??? On this evidence Tesla does not need such a model. This Cross Turismo looks like a fat Seat, and it’s so far removed from the original concept.

12 December 2019

Looks like a fat Seat.

12 December 2019

EPA just published the EV range of Taycan and it is abyssmal at only 203 miles. This is not only pathetic but ridiculously uncompetitive for a car that is over 100K in price. Go back home Porsche - you are 10 years behind - a similar Tesla gets 370 miles.

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