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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo video review

Rory Reid reviews the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - is this the coolest electric car out there?

In 2020, a third of Porsches sold were electric or hybrid. With that figure only set to increase, Porsche is expanding its offering with the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.
This electric car touts big practicality, big performance, big versatility and a big price tag – but is it worth the money?

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo interior

While the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo has a lot in common with the regular Taycan (read our verdict on that here), it’s immediately more practical and useful.
The new Taycan Cross Turismo is the same width, but slightly taller (by 14 mm). This added height is accentuated by the roofline staying flatter before it slopes at the rear, giving you 47mm more headroom than in the saloon. This also translates into more room in the boot – 446 litres of storage versus the 407 litres you get in the saloon. Further to that, the rear seats fold down to give you 1,212 litres of storage in total. Up front, you get a curved screen for the driver, a screen for your heating, a screen for your passenger – for screen fans, this car has you covered.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo design

A picture paints a thousand words and a video does substantially more than that, so hit play to see the Taycan Cross Turismo in action.
Here, we’ll call out the off-road inspired design elements like black wheel arch trims, and segue onto some of the driving modes, like gravel mode. Opting for gravel mode sets the ride height 30mm higher than the standard saloon. It also blends suspension management, traction management, torque vectoring and stability control to maximise traction. The Taycan Cross Turismo isn’t a proper off-roader, but it looks set to hold its own with a gravel mode. And for those that want to get off-road, but don’t fancy dragging their Porsche through the mud, the rear carrier accommodates up to three bicycles (including e-bikes).

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo options

There are four versions of the electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo available:
• The entry-level Taycan 4 Cross Turismo with 476 peak horsepower, capable of 0-62 in 5.1 seconds and top speeds of 136 mph flat out • The Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo with 571 horsepower, 0-62 in 4.1 second and 150 mph flat out • The Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo makes 680 horsepower, 0-62 in 3.3 seconds and 155 mph top speed • Porscha Taycan Turbo S Cross has 761 horsepower, 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 155 mph flat out

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo battery

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo comes with the performance battery plus fitted as standard.
This means you get 93.4 kWh total battery capacity, which translates to 280 miles on a single charge for all models expect the Turbo S, which manages 260 miles. The car uses Porsche’s 800V electrical architecture, which allows for rapid charging at a rate of up to 270kW (which will take you from a flat battery to 80% capacity in around 22 minutes) when using a compatible charging station. The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is on sale this summer from £79,340.

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