Concept study Mission E Cross Turismo goes into series production

Darnell Taylor
October 22, 2018

The auto will resemble the Mission E Cross Turismo concept revealed earlier this year, which looked nearly exactly like the Mission E (now-Taycan) with a few inches of lift, some body cladding, and a wagon-esque rear hatch.

Porsche are already expecting to sell around 20,000 Taycans a year, and the addition of the Taycan Cross Turismo could see that rising to 30,000. For its production Porsche hired additional 300 employees.

The auto will receive two electric motors. The vehicle is a derivative of the Taycan, which was originally known as the Mission E (earlier post).

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The Mission E Sport Turismo concept was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March this year, building on the regular Mission E with a jumped-up wagon profile.

To build the all-electric Cross Turismo, Porsche will need to employ an additional 300 people - it's interesting to note that 20 years ago Porsche employed about 7,000 people, but with the massive expansion into saloons and SUVs first, and now electrification second, the company today employs almost five times that many staff. Porsche's rollout plan for the Taycan includes billions of dollars of investment in fast charging infrastructure to better compete with Tesla's rapidly-expanding network. This is in addition to the 1,200 jobs that are being set up for the production of the Taycan.

We're assuming the high-riding Taycan will attract a price premium over the Taycan (which could start at just £62k), and it will come with the same 600bhp electric powertrain as its more traditional sibling too.

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