The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a different flavor of Porsche's first-ever electric vehicle, the Taycan. Like the Porsche Panamera sedan's Sport Turismo variant, the Taycan Cross Turismo sports a wagon-like profile that provides additional cargo space compared to its more traditionally styled sibling. But the Taycan Cross Turismo goes even further, adding nearly an inch of ground clearance for better performance on rough roads. This isn't going to be a rock crawler, but it should be able to navigate dirt roads on the way to a country cottage.
2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
Since all variations of the Cross Turismo are all-wheel-drive, the front and rear axles each get an electric motor. And just like the all-wheel-drive Taycan sedan, the rear-axle motor utilizes a two-speed transmission for increased efficiency at highway speeds. Powering those motors is the 93.4-kWh battery pack from the Performance Battery Plus option on the Taycan sedan, which is standard on the Taycan Cross Turismo.
Thanks to the Cross Turismo's taller roofline, front occupants get a little more headroom than in the standard Taycan, and rear passengers receive a substantial 3.6 additional inches of clearance. This ensures the Cross Turismo will be able to fit four adults with ease. It also improves on the Taycan's already good visibility.
The Cross Turismo maintains the Taycan's front trunk's 2.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity but expands the rear storage space. Up from 14.3 cubic feet in the Taycan and Taycan 4S, the 4 and 4S Cross Turismo offer 15.7 cubes and 42.8 cubes with the seats down.
The Porsche Taycan is one of our favorite cars on sale today, EV or not. It's fast, comfortable and fantastic to drive. Expanding on that formula with the extra cargo room of the Taycan Cross Turismo's hatchback design and added ground clearance should make an entertaining car a lot more practical, not to mention even cooler.