2020 Porsche Taycan Interior Fully Revealed, Even The Passenger Gets A Touchscreen

Porsche teased the interior of the 2020 Taycan earlier this week and now they’ve revealed it in its entirety.

Essentially a high-tech tour de force, the cabin is dominated by four different screens including a digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system and a lower display for climate settings. That’s not too unusual, as Audi uses a similar setup, but the big news here is an optional display for the front seat passenger. Porsche didn’t say much about it, but stated the screen will enable the front seat passenger to “easily alter settings without distracting the driver.”

Getting back to the other screens, the digital instrument cluster is a free-standing 16.8-inch display which is curved and features minimalist bezels. Since it lacks a cowl, the display uses real glass and a “vapor-deposited, polarizing filter” which gives it anti-reflective properties.

The instrument cluster is adjustable and features four different modes – Classic, Map, Full Map and Pure. Classic mode resembles a traditional instrument cluster, while the two map modes show navigation information. Pure mode, on the other hand, is minimalist as it only displays “essential driving information such as speed, traffic signs and navigation” using an arrow.

The digital instrument is flanked by two small, touch-controlled areas which provide easy access to commonly used vehicle settings.  The left side focuses on the lighting units, while the right side is dedicated to settings for the suspension and traction control system.

Behind the instrument cluster is one of two different steering wheels.  The base unit can be equipped with colored inserts as part of an accent package or customers can opt for the available GT sports steering wheel.  The latter has a “distinctive design with visible screw heads and features a typical Porsche round mode switch which can be used to select the various driving modes.”

To the right is a central 10.9-inch infotainment display which is integrated into a glass band to create a “black-panel look.”  It features voice control technology – which responds to “Hey Porsche” – as well as apps such as navigation, telephone, media, comfort and Porsche Connect.

Also Read: It’s Official – 2020 Porsche Taycan Will Debut On September 4th

Below the infotainment system is a ramp-like center console with two rectangular air vents and an 8.4-inch touchscreen with haptic feedback.  Besides providing easy access to climate control settings and the heated / ventilated front seats, the screen has handwriting recognition technology which allows users to easily enter street addresses for the navigation system.

If that wasn’t enough screens, the optional four-zone automatic climate control system comes with a fifth screen that measures 5.9-inches.  It’s installed in the rear passenger compartment and features haptic feedback.

Speaking of options, customers will be able to extensively customize the interior.  Besides so-called “classic leather,” buyers can order “sustainably tanned Club Leather” dubbed OLEA.  It uses olive leaves in the tanning process and features a “special cloud print.”

To appease animal rights activists, Porsche will also offer a leather-free interior which uses a so-called “Race-Tex” material.  It’s described as a high-quality microfiber which is partially made out of recycled polyester fibers.

Speaking of recycling, the floor covering uses a recycled fiber called Econyl. It’s made from recycled fishing nets – among other things.

The Taycan can also be equipped with exclusive interior colors including Atacama Beige, Blackberry, Black-Lime Beige and Meranti Brown.  The aforementioned interior accent package contrasts these colors with black matte, dark silver or neodyme accents.  Last but not least, customers can order wood, carbon fiber, aluminum or fabric trim for the doors and center console.

The 2020 Taycan will be unveiled on September 4th, so stay tuned for full details.

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  • B.Stokes

    Can’t wait to see this car in person. Now this is a minimalist interior. Tesla tries to pass of it’s cheap interior as minimalist.

    • Arthur

      I’m not a fan of Tesla interiors at all. I’ve sat in the highest trim Model S 100D as well as the X 100D, both stickering well over $100K and nothing about their interiors exude a car that should cost that much. The highest trim Mazda 6 that sells for between $40K-$45K or the Mazda CX9 has a higher quality interior than any Tesla I’ve seen.

    • Ben

      Nail on the head!

    • TheBelltower

      You really need to learn what “minimalist” means. I like this, but it is in no way a minimalist design. That’s not what modern Porsches have ever been.

  • PK

    Ok Porsche, you’ve got my attention! Now reveal the full model already!!!! <3

  • boo boo the fool

    I like it

  • chris

    better and more practical than all of tesla’s interiors, im excited

  • rockyroad

    mm nice!

  • sidewaysspin

    Still a Tesla looks at least one generation ahead in terms of cockpit layout. Too messy here.

    • Matt

      The design brief at Porsche is not to make the most ‘futuristic’ layout possible, but to stay true to their design heritage while incorporating the latest technology. It also had to remain a ‘cockpit’, as opposed to just an infotainment centre like a Model 3, as the Porsche brand still has driving enjoyment as a core value.

    • SteersUright

      Could not agree less. Just missing a ridiculously large screen. Otherwise, the Porsche is far more beautiful of a place to be.

    • Arct1c

      You really call a Tesla interior “one generation ahead”? That is by far the stupidest thing I have ever heard. I am not a huge fan of this Taycan’s interior, but please, it’s way better than a bland Tesla’s.

      • TRB0T0Y

        Tesla’s interiors have all the allure of an IKEA shoe rack, if we’re being honest.

        • Arct1c

          That’s extremely rude. My IKEA shoe rack is very nice, and it looks great in my closet. How dare you! haha

    • Richard Alexander

      If the future is Ikea then yes.


    • Matt

      They just look like air vents to me… they look nice.

      • StrangerGP

        The vent on the right looks like it starts from nowhere, maybe it’s the angle of the photo, but I think they could’ve integrated it better.

  • Galaxium

    This is gonna be a way better EV than the Model S. Excited.

    It’ll actually have good, consistent build quality and minimal panel gaps.

    • TheBelltower

      Everybody is a panel gap expert now. GTFOH with all of that chatter

      • TheAmerican2point0

        Found the butthurt Tesla fanboy

        • TheBelltower

          A pissing Calvin… uses the word “butthurt”

          Lemme guess… you don’t have a Mensa meeting on your calendar anytime, do you?

        • exeptor

          In my opinion he is right – I’ve checked more than 30 Teslas (mostly Model 3) and yes there are some gaps, but nothing unacceptable for what the whole cars as a package is. I’m not sure about reliability in long term, but I find all the complains a bit too much (while Tesla still has to increase quality).

    • SteersUright

      Sadly, you’re probably right. Would love to see Tesla step up their game.

    • LJ

      I’d hope so. It’s coming from a car maker that’s been around forever.

    • eb110americana

      I’m sure it will do certain things better than Tesla, but according to the press, every electric car that isn’t an exotic 2-seater supercar is billed as a “Tesla Killer.” So far, no one has managed to do it. I’d say to wait until the comparison tests (or at least the unveiling and a road test) before declaring a winner.

  • TheBelltower

    Looks good. Looks like a Porsche. Though I’m not sure that every front-facing surface needs to be a digital screen.

  • SteersUright

    This has to be one the cars I’m most excited by for some time. Just wish it was far more affordable than estimated.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Same here. I think this will be the biggest nail in Tesla’s coffin if Musk is not careful. The Model S is so yesterday already…get ready for the used market to get flooded: Model 3 buyers dumping their cars to buy used Model S’ because they are cheap now.

      • HD

        This car has nothing in common with the Model S. Why do people keep comparing completely different cars? Yes it’s electric and that’s it. Most cars will be electric in the coming years, it’s just natural to have the same wide variety of selection as we have now of ICE cars.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          If you believe that then there is absolutely no point in replying.

      • Bronson Westlund

        Where are you getting that information? All I’ve heard from personally is people buying one model 3 then buying a second one months later cause they like it so much. So far specs from this car that hasn’t even come out doesn’t even beat the current specs of Tesla. People like range, performance and price, all of which Tesla will have over the Porsche. Maybe Porsche is hiding something, who knows..

        • Andrewthecarguy

          What information? That the Model S is so yesterday? Open your eyes…
          That Model 3 buyers will dump their rides? Market analysis…

          VW Group is launching a few iterations of these things – the Etron, etron GT, and this Taycan.

          Point is this: early adopters of the Model S didn’t buy it because it was a Tesla. They bought because it was the best option available at the time. The times, they are a changing

  • An Existing Person

    This interior alone already wipes the floor with anything else out at the moment. If any manufacturer could entice me to purchase an EV, it’s Porsche. I know, and we all know it’s going to be great.

    • Bronson Westlund

      So a picture of screens tells you it wipes the floor? Also the performance is disappointing to say the least.

      • An Existing Person

        Yes, anyone with a working set of eyes and basic automotive knowledge would know the Taycan interior is going to be better built than any Tesla, and so far is more aesthetically designed than anything else on the market. As for performance, it’s Porsche we’re talking about. Without a doubt some sort of performance-oriented model is soon to come.

        • Bronson Westlund

          Design is a personal preference, and 3 screens all around doesn’t look that aesthetically pleasing. You are probably one of the people that made fun of Tesla for having a huge screen with very little amount of buttons, this is just as bad and even more distracting. Please tell me what performance specs are so great? Nothing that even beats the model 3 has been released yet.

          • An Existing Person

            Personal assumptions are not valid rebuttals, even more so when they are incorrect, so I don’t know where you’re going with that. Also, stating design is subjective then following that with your own lowly opinion devalues your counterargument. As for the only valid statement from your reply regarding performance, the Taycan’s base performance spec is estimated to be better than the base Model S/3. Official numbers are not released but you simply cannot compare a base model to an upgraded version of another (ex: base Taycan vs. Model 3 Performance). Until then, Tesla can continue to have their shining moment until Porsche unleashes the potential of their EV powertrain.

          • Bronson Westlund

            Why would they only state there base model specs? Haha Trust me, I Hope Porsche makes a great performing car but it wouldn’t make sense to just post your base model. Audi stated the etron would have 260 miles of range but ended up with 204.. I’m just going off of what their company has done in the past.

  • Bronson Westlund

    This looks nice, and the build quality will be better than Tesla.. The problem is that the size of it is in between the S and 3. Also, the Model 3 performance will be as fast, or pretty close, and that’s comparing to what Porsche says will be the faster model. Porsche saying it can launch multiple times unlike the Tesla is old news, the M3P has the new battery technology that can launch just as much as the Porsche. There will be a market for this car, but it won’t sell a lot. You get roughly the performance of the M3P, with a much nicer build quality for 2-3 times the price. It’s great they are building this, but I’d never even think of getting one. Model 3 performance and save the rest of my money. If anyone has negative things to say about the M3P and haven’t even driven one, I’d recommend driving it cause you’ll be very surprised! Can’t wait to see a 1/4 mile race with this and the M3P, it’ll be pretty embarrassing if it doesn’t out perform by a good margin.

    • Matt

      The price is mostly irrelevant. It’s a Porsche, people already pay a premium for their cars and tick up all the expensive options too. Saying it won’t sell a lot is pretty far off the mark.

      • StrangerGP

        Taycan will be aiming at people interested in Model S and I imagine it’ll be very successful. Model 3 is another story, people buy it not because it’s more practical around town, but because they can’t afford Model S.

        • Bronson Westlund

          Not exactly, I can afford a model S and Porsche, but it doesn’t make sense to me money wise. I’ll take a model 3 performance and save the $70,000.

      • TrevP

        Never said it won’t sell, but you are most certainly correct about it being a Porsche. It will be interesting to see a M3P against the Taycan. I worry the Taycan will embarrass itself and that’s the problem. We all want the Porsche to be better, but Merc and Audi have already shown us how far behind the major manufacturers are compared to Tesla (in terms of specs). The coming years will tell. Imagine how many there will be in 2030. The more options the better, but for now, its Telsa’s game.

      • Bronson Westlund

        I guess we’ll see.. Way too pricy for what you get in my opinion. It definitely won’t sell as many as the model S, that’s what I mean about not selling a lot.

  • Alduin

    Is this the deck of the star trek enterprise? Jesus look at all those screens talk about distractions. No clean layout here just 100% distraction.

  • StrangerGP

    It seems that car manufacturers are running out of space where to put the infotainment screens. Might I suggest sun visors and A pillars?

    • Nastinupe1911

      Sure the wheels are already in motion.

  • McFly

    A step in the right direction, but not perfect.
    Seems like Porsche is one of the few brands that have realised a few facts that many of us have always known:

    1. You don’t have to put all controls in the same place just because you use digital displays.
    2. You don’t have to make a digital display look like a misplaced Ipad just because it’s a digital display.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    oh boy how I hate touchscreens for the A/C controls

  • vaybach khan

    is eighties back again?

  • U8INIT

    Once the airbag deploys the car is totaled…

  • TrevP

    Looks like a lot of screen

  • kello3000

    I like how the clock is at 9:11. Nice touch.

  • Puddingpopper

    That screen is telling me that this thing only gets 236 miles on a charge?

  • Enter Ranting

    Terrible. I hope it comes with a lifetime supply of Windex.

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