Porsche’s boss is keen to point out that the all-electric Mission E Cross Turismo concept isn’t just another pointless design study.
“I find the unique concept and the design instantly convincing. In my opinion there’s a good prospect for series production very soon,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said to AutoNews.
We’ve heard before that Porsche is planning more derivatives of the upcoming Mission E but the Cross Turismo is the first solid proof of what the company has in mind.
The production version of the Cross Turismo could enter production as early as 2021 according to company sources, leaving a two-year gap between the shooting brake crossover and the original fastback. This will also help Porsche ensure that their new factory hall in Zuffenhausen maintains a minimum output to protect their margins.
“We want to ensure utilization rate doesn’t trail off as the Mission E gets older, so we will bring a derivative just as we do with other model lines,” one senior executive said.
The concept is almost the same length with the Porsche Cayenne and features the 800-volt electrical architecture first seen on the Mission E concept, which promises an 80-percent charge of the battery in 15 minutes. Porsche claims a 310-mile driving range (500km) under the NEDC cycle.
A pair of electric motors offer a combined 590hp (600PS), enabling the Mission E Cross Turismo to complete the 0-62mph (100km/h) in less than 3.5 seconds and the 0-124mph (200km/h) in less than 12 seconds. More importantly, Porsche says that their EV will be capable of pulling these numbers again and again, in direct succession without loss of performance.
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