But that's not all that's new for 2022.
There's been lots of talk recently of Porsche working on a new variant of the Taycan, and the company recently teased something new that will be coming to the IAA auto show in Munich next month, but even with the current offering, the Taycan has been an incredible sales success, outselling the 911 and the 718 combined. Still, as good as the Porsche Taycan is, Porsche knows that to stay at the top, you need to keep improving. That's why the 2022 model year is getting a host of upgrades to make Taycan ownership even more enjoyable and attractive to own.
The upgrades apply to the regular Taycan and the Cross Turismo version. For a start, the thermal management and charging functions have been enhanced. The cars' Turbo Charging Planner now heats the battery to a slightly higher temperature, allowing for earlier and higher rates of fast charging while also using more extra heat from electrical components than before to improve battery temperature regulation.
A Remote Park Assist option is now available too, allowing you to remotely control parallel and perpendicular parking maneuvers via your smartphone. The system can automatically detect parking spaces and measure them using its various ultrasonic sensors and cameras, and if there is enough space, the Porsche Connect app can start the parking process. The driver can then get out of the vehicle. The driver remains in control of the process by pressing and holding a button on the app interface, with the parking procedure stopped the moment the button is released.
A slightly less impressive but more practical addition is the inclusion of Android Auto for the first time. The rest of the infotainment system has been upgraded too, with the Voice Pilot voice assistant gaining better understanding of instructions in everyday language and displaying its information more clearly with redesigned graphics. The layout and operating system have also been lightly refreshed with five menu options instead of three on the left of the central display and the ability to arrange the icons individually.
Finally, Porsche has added some stunning colors to the palette, including some that were popular on the 964 generation of 911. Paint to Sample colors under the Exclusive Manufaktur banner are also now available in addition to 17 standard colors. 65 additional colors are added for now, including Moonlight Blue Metallic, Acid Green, Rubystone Red (pictured), Riviera Blue, and Viola Metallic, while Paint to Sample Plus allows you to match any color you want.
New model year Taycans will officially roll out from September.