The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will be the German automaker’s next electric vehicle, and we should see it before the end of the year. Over the past 12 months, spy photos have shown the electrified wagon slowing down losing its camouflage and trim, and the latest batch continues that trend even though it’s hard to notice. The rear does not have the fake taillight decals from the preview test vehicles.
The longer-roofed Taycan looks a lot like its sister sedan with a reworked rear. The wagon-like appearance replaces the sedan’s trunk with a wagon hatch, but much of the rear looks like the Taycan’s – sleek, with thin taillight elements spanning the entire width. A sporty but discreet diffuser is located below. Other changes are difficult to spot as the Cross Turismo is almost identical to the sedan version.
The most versatile offering is expected to use the same powertrain as the sedan, which means we should see the wagon deliver between 530 horsepower (395 kilowatts) and 761 horsepower (567 kW). The range should be similar; however, battery technology is continually evolving, so the wagon could feature some small improvements. Porsche made a host of improvements to the 2021 Taycan sedan less than a year after its debut, such as reducing the car’s time from zero to 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour) by 0.2 seconds to 9, 6 seconds.
The Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo are just the start of Porsche’s electrification efforts. After the Cross Turismo, Porsche’s next electric vehicle will be the Macan, its first electric crossover. It will run on the new Premium Performance electric platform which will be shared with other brands of the VW group. However, the electric Macan won’t arrive until 2022. By then, Porsche is expected to unveil the Taycan Cross Turismo sometime before the end of the year, with sales set to begin next year.