Porsche is going to milk the Taycan, and the first model will be a Concept from 2018

Reports about the Porsche Macan EV have been bouncing back and forth for a year now, with the latest news being that it may only be sold as an EV from 2024 onward. This news came via an external report, but it is mentioned briefly in Porsche’s Annual and Sustainability Report for 2019 and that it is scheduled to launch in 2022. What was more interesting in that report, however, is reference to a jacked-up rugged wagon, once known as the Mission-E Cross Turismo Concept. Do you see where this is going? Are you getting excited yet?

Is the Mission-E Cross Turismo Concept Going Into Production?

2018 Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept
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As you probably already know, the 2018 Porsche Mission-E eventually became the Taycan, and theMission-E Cross Turismo is finally going to become to Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.

There’s no mention of exactly when the Taycan Cross Turismo will actually go on sale, but it is earmarked for an official reveal in late-2020, so we should see what the production model will look like by year’s end.

And, that’s not the only news in relation to the Taycan. As it turns out, the Taycan Cross Turismo will be just one of a number of Taycan-based derivatives, so it looks like Porsche is going to milk its first EV as much as it can to increase the number of electric models in its lineup and cut down on the cost of R&D during its shift into electrification. This should really come as no surprise as Porsche is looking to electrify its lineup and expects half of its sales to be electric or PHEVs by the middle of the decade...2025. What better way to do that then to offer ten different versions of the same car, right?

What Should We Expect From the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Porsche's 200-Page Annual and Sustainability Report Had a Little Surprise In It Exterior Spyshots
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The chances are that the Cross Turismo will mirror the standard Taycan in terms of trim and powertrain offerings.

That means it’ll be available with a 79.2 kWh battery pack in entry-level 4S trim, while 4S Performance, Turbo, and Turbo S trims will come with a 93 kWh battery pack. Horsepower ratings would vary between 530 horsepower in entry form up to as much as 616 (670 horsepower in short bursts with overboost.) In the Taycan sedan, 60 mph comes in as little as 2.6 seconds or as much as 4.0 seconds, while range is a bit of a let down at 203 miles in standard form or 194 miles for Turbo models.

And, that’s where the problem lies.

With the Cross Turismo possibly being heavier than regular Taycan range for all trim levels could end up being slightly worse.

And, with the Taycan already taking some heat from what is a laughable range compared to what cars like the Tesla Model S can provide, having a wagon body style with even less is even worse. However, due to the design of the Cross Turismo, it is possible that Porsche could come up with a larger battery solution to offer even better range – something that could trickle down to the sedan models (one of the many derivatives coming.)

Porsche's 200-Page Annual and Sustainability Report Had a Little Surprise In It Exterior Spyshots
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The one thing that’s for sure is that the Cross Turismo is going to be more expensive than the sedan. How much more expensive is the $1 million question, though, and we’ll just have to wait until later this year to see. If the Taycan Cross Turismo really debuts later this year, it could go on sale as a 2023 model.

2020 Porsche Taycan specifications
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Porsche Taycan 4S Porsche Taycan 4S Performance Plus
Electric motors power 616 horsepower (670 horsepower with overboost) 616 horsepower (750 horsepower with overboost) 530 horsepower 571 horsepower
Battery 93 kWh 93 kWh 79.2 kWh 93.4 kWh
0-60 mph 3 seconds 2.6 seconds 4.0 seconds 4.0 seconds
Top Speed 161 mph 161 mph 155 mph 155 mph
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