We even know what the official name will be.
Make sure you have your calendars marked for September 10, 2019, because that's when Porsche plans to reveal its all-electric Taycan at the Frankfurt Auto Show. After the big reveal, the Taycan is expected to go on sale by the end of 2019. We know the standard Taycan won't be alone forever because Porsche has plans to introduce new variants of the car later in its lifecycle. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume confirmed during a press event that the first variant of the Taycan will be called the Cross Turismo, as we expected. The Taycan Cross Turismo will arrive in showrooms in 2020, shortly after the standard car.
If you don't know what a Taycan Cross Turismo will be like, just look back at the Mission E Cross Turismo Concept from last year (pictured below). Just as the Sport Turismo adds a more practical wagon body style to the Panamera, the Cross Turismo will do the same while also offering a higher ride height and more off-road capability. Think of it like an all-electric equivalent of the Audi Allroad or the Buick Regal TourX.
So far we have only seen spy shots of what appears to be a standard ride height. The camouflaged prototypes also lack any of the body cladding seen on the concept, so perhaps Porsche plans to offer a more conventional Taycan Sport Turismo in addition to the Cross Turismo.
When it arrives, we expect the Taycan Cross Turismo to utilize the same dual electric motor setup producing a combined output of over 600 horsepower, resulting in a 0-60 mph time of around 3.5 seconds. The Cross Turismo will also boast an impressive driving range of around 300 miles, though we expect it will have less than the standard car's 310-mile range because of aerodynamic drag. Taycan pricing is expected to start around $90,000, so expect the Cross Turismo to be slightly more expensive.