Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spotted testing
The all-electric shooting brake variant for the Taycan is close to production
When they unveiled the all-electric Taycan at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche said that a Cross Turismo (wagon) version was to be expected. In fact, they made it clear from the start because back in 2015, they talked about a Cross Turismo version of the Mission E, the concept car that anticipated the production version of the Taycan, and a few years later, in 2018, they showcased it at the Geneva Motor Show.
A prototype mule for the Taycan Sport Turismo*, which could potentially be called Cross Turismo in its final production version, was spotted testing on the road and it looks like they weren't particularly worried about concealing the overall shape and design features because they didn't use traditional camo wrap, just some black tapes here and there.
The Mission E Cross Turismo looked a lot like the Panamera Sport Turismo and came with raised suspension and off-road tyres (these are definitely going to go). But while the original concept was half CUV-half wagon, the production version of the Taycan Cross Turismo, officially green-lighted by the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG in 2018, is going to be a straightfoward high-performance shooting brake.
Stats and information are still scarce and as things stand, four different models are available for the Taycan, with power outputs ranging from 523 to 751 hp and WLTP range up to 288 miles. Porsche has also hinted at the possibility of making a 2-door variant or even a convertible Taycan in the future, depending on how the market reacts to the Taycan and the Cross Turismo, especially in the long run.
*Sport Turismo is the current nomenclature for the only other similar vehicle that Porsche makes, the Panamera Sport Turismo, but the equivalent version for the Mission E and Taycan has always been referred to as "Cross Turismo"