Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
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Mission E Cross Turismo to enter production

Mission E Cross Turismo to enter production

Unlike the Mission E Cross Turimso, they Taycan Sport Turismo looks like it will have a normal ride height, rather than a raised, SUV-like profile.

The spy shots from yesterday leave us asking ourselves one thing - is Porsche planning two wagon derivatives of its Taycan all-electric model, or the mule from yesterday is cleverly hiding the off-road cues found in the Cross Turismo. For its production Porsche hired additional 300 employees. The automaker will produce the electric sports auto at the Zuffenhausen factory.

The 600-horsepower vehicle will, according to Porsche, have a NEDC range of 500 kilometers, or 310 miles.

Word of this development has been around for several months now, perhaps even from the time when the concept vehicle was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

The four-door Cross Turismo will differ from the Taycan in that it will have more ground clearance and adopt the wagon body style that was seen at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

The Taycan, the first purely electric Porsche will be launched on the market in 2019.

Porsche says that with the official green light given for production, it has opened up 300 new jobs at its headquarters in Zuffenhausen. The Porsche Taycan will be priced between the Cayenne and the Panamera (from €80,000).

The announcement is yet another step in the €6 billion plan by the company in order to prepare for the shift to electric mobility by 2022.

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