Order books open for Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Porsche has launched the second model to join the electric-only Taycan line-up

Porsche has launched the Taycan Cross Turismo - a crossover estate version of its all-electric Taycan sports saloon.

The five-door all-wheel drive Taycan Cross Turismo shares its powertrain with the Taycan, which means that it comes with a 93.4 kWh battery at launch, good for a range of up to 283 miles on a charge.

An 800-volt architecture allows for ultra-rapid DC charging at up to 275 kW via a CCS inlet. At launch the Taycan Cross Turismo will be available in four trim levels - Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, and Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo.

The version with the longest driving range is the entry level Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, which has 380 kW as standard, upped to 350 kW for brief spells in overboost, for a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds.

The 4S has 360 kW (420 kW overboots) for a 4.1 second sprint time, whilst both the Turbo and Turbo S come with 460 kW in normal. Mode, increased to 500 kW and 560 kW respectively in overboots. This allows for a 3.3 seconds 0-62mph time for the Turbo, with the Turbo S covering the same sprint in 2.9 seconds.

Not only does the Taycan Cross Turismo sit a little higher than the Taycan, it's a more practical proposition, thanks to an increase of 47mm in rear headroom, and more than 1,200 litres of luggage capacity.

Prices have been confirmed in the UK and order books are open now. The range starts at £79,340 for the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, £87,820 for the 4S Cross Turismo, £116,950 for the Turbo Cross Turismo, and £139,910 for the Turbo S Cross Turismo. Deliveries are expected in summer this year.