It's not a major overhaul, but the updates make an impact.
Of all the electric vehicles on the market, few drive better than the Porsche Taycan. In fact, the Taycan has recently outsold its gas-powered 718 and 911 siblings. Since Porsche is selling Taycans as quickly as it can build them, we didn't expect a major overhaul for the 2023 model year. The 2023 Porsche Taycan arrives with a handful of hardware changes and a few software updates that will become available for 2020, 2021, and 2022 models over the air.
We'll start with the hardware because overall, the changes are fairly minor. A new polished and painted Taycan S Aero wheel replaces the previous single color painted Taycan Aero 19-inch wheel and Variable Light Control, a feature that debuted on the Sport Turismo, is now included on all models with the panoramic glass roof. Finally, a new Preparation for Porsche Dashcam option is available with a pre-installed wiring harness for front- and rear-facing cameras.
Now onto the software changes, because these impact future and existing Taycan owners. The Porsche Communication Management screen gains the following features: a colorful tile layout, revised user interface, revised HUD design, integrated Spotify, wireless Android Auto, and the ability to filter charging stations by power output.
In addition to these infotainment improvements, some of the software changes affect how the Taycan drives. The car can now de-energize the front motor in Normal and Range modes on dual-motor variants to reduce parasitic load. It's unclear if this will result in an EPA range bump, but we have to imagine that being able to "shut off" the front motor will improve overall efficiency.
Drivers can now save their energy recuperation settings even when switching drive modes, and the all-wheel drive indicator on the dash now shows energy flow. Finally, the Taycan's battery can precondition faster and reach a higher temperature, enabling optimum charging curve performance. None of these 2023 MY updates are groundbreaking, but all greatly improve the already fantastic Taycan experience. Pricing for the 2023 Taycan starts at $88,150 and goes up from there.