Those fake taillight stickers are finally gone.
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will be the German automaker’s next electric vehicle, and we should see it before the end of the year. Over the last 12 months, spy photos have shown the electrified estate slowing losing its camouflage and cladding, and the latest batch continues that trend even if it’s difficult to notice. The rear lacks the fake taillight stickers of preview test vehicles.
The longer-roofed Taycan looks much like its saloon sibling with a reworked rear. The estate-like appearance swaps out the saloon’s trunk for an estate’s hatch, but much of the rear looks like it does on the Taycan – sleek, with thin taillight elements spanning the width. A sporty, though subdued diffuser sits below. Other changes are difficult to spot as the Cross Turismo looks nearly identical to the saloon version.
The more versatile offering is expected to use the same powertrain as the saloon, which means we should see the estate offer between 530 bhp and 761 bhp. The range should be similar; however, battery technology is continuously evolving, so the estate could feature some small improvements. Porsche made a host of upgrades to the 2021 Taycan saloon less than a year after its debut, like shaving 0.2 seconds off the car’s zero-to-124 mile-per-hour time to 9.6 seconds.
See the previous spy photos:
- Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo spied almost naked at the 'Ring
- Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo briefly spied with odd camo
The Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo are just the beginning of Porsche’s electrification efforts. After the Cross Turismo, Porsche’s next EV will be the Macan, its first electric crossover. It’ll ride on the new Premium Performance Electric platform that’ll be shared with other VW Group brands. However, the electric Macan won’t arrive until 2022. Until then, Porsche should reveal the Taycan Cross Turismo sometime before the end of the year, with sales scheduled to start sometime next year.