Porsche knows variety is the spice of life and therefore it has decided to give the Taycan a more practical wagon sibling. Not only that, but the new Cross Turismo sits up to 30 millimeters (1.18 inches) higher than the normal side when equipped with the optional Off Road Design Package. A large glass roof stretching from front to rear is standard to further separate it from the vehicle it’s based on.
By giving the roofline a flatter design, it comes as no surprise headroom has been improved for both front and rear occupants. The driver and front passenger enjoy an additional 8.9 mm (0.35 inches) while the people sitting in the back have an extra 92 mm (3.62 inches). In terms of cargo capacity, the most practical Taycan Cross Turismo versions are the non-Turbo models, offering 15.7 cubic feet. Fold down the rear seats and the volume jumps to 42.8 cubic feet.
The hotter Turbo and Turbo S have a smaller cargo area, but still significantly bigger when compared to the equivalent sedans. The fact it has a hatchback opening alone makes it easier to load and unload cargo, while the addition of a rear windscreen wiper improves visibility on a rainy or snowy day. Other key standard features include an all-wheel-drive system, air suspension, and roof rails to make the Taycan Cross Turismo even more versatile.
As you’d come to expect, the Taycan Cross Turismo lineup closely mirrors that of the regular Taycan. However, there are a couple of notable differences. For starters, there’s no base rear-wheel-drive version as you get with the sedan. Instead, the entry-level trim level is the 4 whereas the sedan can’t be had in a Taycan 4 specification, only in 4S. The other trim levels – 4S, Turbo, Turbo S – are the same for both body styles.
The flagship Taycan Cross Turismo Turbo S has supercar-like performance in a hugely practical wagon shape. It offers an impressive 750 horsepower and a near-instant torque of 774 pound-feet (1,050 Newton-meters) when launch control is activated. It enables neck-snapping acceleration to 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The Turbo S in wagon format is the heaviest Taycan of them all, tipping the scales at 2,358 kilograms (5,199 pounds) or roughly as much as fullsize SUVs equipped with combustion engines.
Porsche is only releasing pricing for the entry-level Cross Turismo 4, which you can have in the US from $90,900 before the $1,350 delivery charges. The Taycan electric wagon will be at dealers this summer with unique wheels in 20- and 21-inch sizes along with a variety of exterior colors and interior trims.
There are no fewer than 21,000 combinations available for the Taycan Cross Turismo, including optional items varying from adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistant to Burmester or Bose sound systems and massaging seats adjustable in 14 ways.