As much as we love the Porsche Taycan EV sedan, it's really the wagon we've been pining for ever since the concept bowed back in 2018. Well, the sporty EV wagon has finally been unveiled in production form, and we're in serious love. It's called the Taycan Cross Turismo, with a design that uses both the Taycan sedan and the Panamera Sport Turismo wagon. The result is sublime.
The front end is pretty much identical to the sedan, but from the B-pillar to the back end, things get even better. The roofline of the Cross Turismo extends farther back in an elegant slope, and the long rear haunches over the fender wells terminate at a raked glass wagon tailgate. But it's not just the slick wagon look we love, but it also means the Cross Turismo is more practical overall.
Front occupants get 0.35 inches of additional headroom, and rear occupants get a generous 3.62 inches of additional headroom. Cargo space also jumps from 14.3 cubes to 15.7 (Taycan 4) and from 12.9 to 14.3 (Taycan Turbo). Drop the second-row seats, and the Taycan 4 gets 42.8 cubes while the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S get 41.3 cubes. That's more than enough space for a couple to go on a road trip (more on the range later).
The Cross Turismo gets further set apart from its more pedestrian sedan version with black trim to give it a more mild off-road look. You can also upgrade to aluminum pieces if plastic is too low-rent for your tastes. It also receives an additional 0.8 inches of lift and 0.39 inches more with the Off-Road Design Package. The Cross Turismo also gets a panoramic sunroof and two unique optional wheel choices, one of which is the superb perforated blade versions from the Mission E Cross Turismo concept car, only they're not blue in color on the production Cross Turismo.
Underneath the skin, the Cross Turismo is largely unchanged, but one major distinction is that it's only available in all-wheel-drive and with the larger 93.4-kWh battery pack. Although the Cross Turismo's range hasn't been disclosed, we expect it will get the same 200-230-mile range of a similarly configured Taycan sedan. Power output ranges from 375 horses all the way to 616 horses, and 0-60 times run from a scan 2.0 seconds to a still quick 4.8 seconds.
All trims come standard with adaptive air suspension and a Gravel drive mode that lifts the car by 0.39 inches and adjusts the suspension, as well as traction control settings. Optional equipment includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, a head-up display, 14-way power and massage seats, Bose and Burmester premium audio systems, roof rails, a rear bike rack, and accompanying Porsche branded e-bikes.
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo's starting price is $92,250, which isn't cheap, but you get all-wheel drive standard and additional space for people and cargo, as well as a more attractive design (in our opinion). No pricing has been disclosed for the higher trim levels, but expect the Turbo and Turbo S to exceed six figures. All trims can be optioned out to your heart's desire, and the prices climb, too.
The Taycan Cross Turismo will go on sale this summer.