Porsche has been testing the Taycan Cross Turismo electric car and ahead of its launch, it has released some footage of the wagon version of what some people are calling the most driver-friendly electric car on the planet. This comes after the concept of the Taycan which was dubbed mission E. Then Porsche revealed the wagon version of the car dubbed the Taycan Cross Turismo. Since there was such a positive reaction to the concept, the German marquee green-lit a program to make a wagon version of the car. The car was slated for late 2020, but as with all things in 2020, thanks to the pandemic it was pushed back to late 2021.
"The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is currently completing its last development drives. The extensive Porsche testing program has taken the latest version of the Taycan to German race tracks such as the Nurburgring-Nordschleife and the Hockenheim Grand Prix circuit as well as on proving grounds around - including one located in the southern Italian town of Nardo. In addition to that, the Cross Turismo has been tested off the beaten path in the south of France and in the Pyrenees. The proving grounds at the Weissach Development Center offered further opportunities to test the off-road capabilities on the Africa-inspired Safari track. With a total of 620,352 testing miles, the Cross Turismo prototypes have circumnavigated the globe almost 25 times measured at the equator," said Porsche in a statement.
"When developing the Cross Turismo, we were of course able to build on our experience with the Taycan sports sedan. The biggest challenge was combining the requirements of sportiness with off-road capabilities. The Cross Turismo has to be capable of high performance on the race track and must also be able to handle screen, mud and gravel. The result is impressive. However, the Cross Turismo is not a hardcore off-road vehicle but specializes in unpaved and dirt roads. It's like a type of Swiss army knife on up to 21-inch wheels," added Stefan Weckback who is the VP for the Taycan model line at Porsche.