Porsche forced to delay their Taycan Cross Turismo to next year
Who's excited for the upcoming cross-wagon-brake?
To call the Taycan a "widely well received" car would be an understatement. The first all-electric Porsche took the market by storm turning qualms and doubts into approval and, more to the point, giving the company a #firstworldproblem because Porsche simply can't keep up with demand. Just over a week ago, they had to borrow 400 engineers from Audi to help build more Taycans.
Back in 2015, when Porsche first unveiled the Mission E electric concept that preceded the Taycan, they also made it clear that a shooting brake version would be made at some point. The company officially announced the Cross Turismo variant last March, and even though they said it was expected to go on sale by the of the year, they've now decided to postpone it for a combination of reasons and the Taycan's success is one of them. The irony.
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has confirmed the Cross Turismo will debut in 2021 and he also said that "the change is no disadvantage for us; we just optimized the cycle plan". Porsche has been able to cope with the financial aftermath of the pandemic better than most brands so far and, along with Tesla and Toyota, the company has managed to maintain profitability.
They've got a lot on the plate. The Taycan is selling like hot cakes, so is the 911 and they're now accepting orders for the face-lifted 2021 Panamera, and they're also busy with Formula E. Obviously, that's got nothing to do with production, completely different department, but it's just one more thing they have to be thinking about and working on.
In the meantime, the new Taycan Cross Turismo should be officially unveiled in the first quarter of 2021 and the plan is to introduce the new all-electric Macan one year later, in 2022. No mention of electric 911s so we're safe. For now.