According to a report from a few months ago, Porsche was planning on launching a production version based on the Mission E Cross Turismo concept sometime in late 2021.
Of course, those were just words back then. Now however, we’re looking directly at a Mission E Cross Turismo test car, and since the Mission E is now dubbed Taycan, it’s time for all of you to meet the brand new Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo, which is what the automaker calls its Shooting Brake models.
Spoiled for choice
The Taycan isn’t even out yet and we can already look forward to two brand new all-electric four-door Porsche models, one of which will clearly feature a more wagon-like rear end, which in turn should result in increased luggage space and better rear headroom – something many buyers will appreciate.
Another indication that Porsche won’t stick with the Cross Turismo moniker is the fact that this prototype doesn’t come with a significantly increased ride height, nor does it have body cladding for the wheel arches.
So for anybody who preferred the Sport Turismo version of the Panamera over the fastback model, chances are you’re going to like the Taycan Sport Turismo too, or at least more than you would the regular Taycan.
Scourge of the drag strip
One of the things that made the Tesla Model S so popular was its straight line prowess. We anticipate more of the same happening for the Porsche Taycan, which will reportedly feature two electric motors, combining for a peak output in excess of 600 PS (592 HP), thus allowing you to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.5 seconds.
The fact that you will also be able to travel more than 500 km (310 miles) between charges in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is yet another massive perk.
Expect Porsche to sell the Taycan and Taycan Sport Turismo in multiple stages of power, while all-wheel drive should be standard across the range, unless a rear-wheel drive version pops up either as an entry-level setup or a track-focused one.
If rumors are true and Porsche does indeed unveil the Taycan sometime next year (with sales commencing in 2020), then this more practical version shouldn’t be too far behind.