The Taycan has proven to be a real game-changer for the German car manufacturer, proving that it can make electric vehicles that not only perform well but also feel like a real Porsche. Now, the Taycan family has grown with the Cross Turismo variant and it might just be even better than the sedan.
Featured in this Autogefühl review is the flagship Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo. Like the sedan, it features a pair of electric motors that combine to deliver up to 751 hp and 774 lb-ft (1,050 Nm) of torque on overboost, allowing it to sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in as little as 2.6 seconds.
Of course, it is not the powertrain of the Cross Turismo that makes it unique but rather the new lifted wagon body style. This new design doesn’t just look good but also adds 1.85 inches (47 mm) of additional headroom in the second-row. The trunk of the Cross Turismo is also larger than the sedan and with the back seats folded flat, it offers up to 42.8 cubic-feet (1,212 liters) of cargo space.
The Taycan Cross Turismo can also go places where the standard model can’t. As standard, it rides 20 mm higher than the sedan but customers can opt for the Off Road Design Package that increases the ride height by a further 20 mm. The EV also offers a gravel mode that increases the ride height by an extra 10 mm. Granted, these changes don’t make it a Mercedes-Benz G-Class rival, but can it actually go off-road?