Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has officially announced the latest addition to Porsche’s electric stable, the Taycan Cross Turismo. The new Taycan Cross Turismo now sits alongside the regular Taycan as well as the petrol-powered siblings like the 911 and Cayenne among others. The Taycan Cross Turismo now offers customers who want the practicality of a shooting brake or an SUV but prefer the practicality of a sedan.
That being said, Porsche Malaysia has brought in not one but three variants of the Taycan Cross Turismo. It starts with the Taycan 4, then the Taycan 4S and it ends with the range-topping Taycan Turbo. However, the regular Taycan starts with the rear-wheel drive Taycan and tops with the Taycan Turbo S. It is unsure if the rear wheel and the Turbo S variant will be in the future.
What Makes The Cross Turismo?
Porsche categorizes the Cross Turismo as a Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV), which is a first from Porsche. However, this isn’t just a regular Taycan on stilts. The Cross Turismo has a larger tailgate, 47mm more headroom in the rear and also a load capacity of 1,200 litres with all the rear seats folded down (and that’s not including the front boot space).
Apart from the boot space, the Porsche gains adaptive air suspension as standard across the lineup. Providing 20mm higher ground clearance as compared to the saloon Taycan. That being said, the Offroad Design package, which is optional, increases the height up to 30mm. Probably enough if you intend on bringing your electric Porsche onto a light off-road path. Oh, it also has a ‘Gravel’ mode now.
The new Porsche features the Performance Battery Plus as standard which includes the 800-volt technology, capable of fast charging the Taycan with 100km in just 5.3 minutes. However, the Taycan Cross Turismo’s range is rather interesting because the range drops depending on the variant you acquire.
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo comes with a 380hp electric motor with an overboost feature for the launch control, generating 476hp. It will do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.1 seconds and will top out at 220km/h. With the car fully charged, it’s capable of doing 437km on a single charge.
Then, the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo comes with a 490hp electric motor with an overboost feature for the launch control, that generates 571hp. It will do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.1 seconds and will top out at 240km/h. With the car fully charged, it’s capable of doing 436km on a single charge.
While the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo comes with a 625hp electric motor with an overboost feature for the launch control, generating 680hp. It will do the 0-100km/h sprint in 3.3 seconds and will top out at 250km/h. With the car fully charged, it’s capable of doing 425km on a single charge.
The Taycan Cross Turismo gains off road design elements which includes wheel arch trims, front and rear lower aprons and side sills. However, if you opt for the optional Offroad Design package, the new Porsche will receive special flaps at the corners of the front and rear bumpers as well as at the end of the sills. This is added for additional stone impact protection.
Prices of Taycan Cross Turismo starts from RM645,209 for the Taycan 4, RM728,727 for the Taycan 4S and RM968,928 for the Taycan Turbo. These Taycan Cross Turismo will be available for viewing at Porsche Centres nationwide in the coming weeks.
For more information on the new Taycan model range, contact any Porsche Centre to find out more.