“Less is more” is how Ivo van Hulten, Director Interior Design Style Porsche at Porsche AG, describes the interior of the new Porsche Taycan. It “combines design elements typical for the brand with a new type of user experience and impresses with its simple elegance.”
It’s designed for drivers
Taking inspiration from the original 1963 Porsche 911, the Taycan’s dashboard is cleanly styled and driver focused, with a free-standing, 16.8-inch, curved instrument cluster placed right in the driver’s line of sight.
By using real glass and a vapour-deposited, polarising filter with anti-reflective properties, the innovative instrument binnacle does without a cowl, ensuring a slim and modern appearance in the style of high-quality smartphones and tablets. And uniquely, there are also small, touch-sensitive buttons at the edges of the screen for operating the lights and various driving mode functions.
The innovative instrument cluster also comes with four display modes, allowing drivers to choose between a ‘Classic’ display with traditional rounded instruments; a ‘Map mode’ that replaces the central power meter with a map layout; a ‘Full Map mode’, which swaps all the instruments for a navigation screen, or a minimalist ‘Pure’ mode that displays only essential driving information such as speed, traffic signs and a directional arrow for navigation.
Road trips are about to get a whole lot easier
In the centre of the dashboard sits a 10.9-inch infotainment screen where you can programme your navigation, select your music and use a range of connectivity functions, while further along to the right is an optional screen that will allow the passenger to alter settings without distracting the driver.
There’s also an 8.4-inch portrait touch panel with haptic feedback located on the centre console that allows you to alter the air-conditioning settings quickly and effectively, while integrated handwriting recognition allows for easy address inputs.
Oh, and don’t worry about running out of songs on your journey, because the Taycan is the world’s first vehicle with full integration for Apple Music, with all buyers being offered a free six-month subscription to the service.
It’s all in the details
Like the Porsche 918, the Taycan has a compact gear selector switch in the instrument panel instead of a classic selector lever. This gives the centre console a clean look and creates additional storage space.
The same minimalist approach has been taken with the air vents, with the louvres now being electrically controlled and fully automatic. And, if buyers opt for the optional four-zone climate control system, an additional 5.9-inch touchscreen panel with haptic feedback is provided, allowing rear-seat passengers to operate the air-conditioning system.
But of course, no Porsche would be complete without one final detail. The power button is located on the left behind the steering wheel.
Join me for the Porsche Taycan reveal
The World Premiere of the production-ready Porsche Taycan is scheduled for 15:00 CEST on September 4. You can watch the event, hosted by myself, via livestream by heading to: newstv.porsche.de/en/