Since day one Porsche’s lineup has been focused on 2-door sports cars, and when they introduced the Cayenne and Panamera Porsche a while fanboys cried foul. And today the Cayenne and Panamera have become a beloved daily driver for Porsche enthusiast throughout the world. And things are about to change with the upcoming Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.
The Taycan Cross Turismo won't have a ride height like the Taycan nor will it sit up like the Cayenne, the “Cross” suffix denotes that it will sit somewhere in the middle. The photos that have popped up online can also confirm this, just by peaking at the fender gap. Look close enough and you’ll also notice cladding on the front and rear fenders that are typically reserved for SUV models.
There’s still a lot of unknowns about the Taycan Cross Turismo, but we can assume that this Taycan variant won’t be too different from the Taycan, I think it will all come down to potential buyer's preference in body design and ride height. Similar to what Subaru does with the XV and the Impreza line up.
And in a recent Instagram post, Porsche had former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber and brand ambassador reveal this first drive experience in the Taycan Cross Turismo and this is what he had to say…
“Phenomenal first drive for me with this beauty. Drives like a Porsche, feels like a Porsche, smells like a Porsche. It's a proper sports car with even more space and ground clearance now. Expect the World Premiere of the all-new Taycan Cross Turismo to take place in less than eight weeks. In dealerships as early as this summer. I can't wait. It's the perfect car for the Australian outback and the German Autobahn.”
We can wait to see check out the Taycan Cross in the flesh and hopefully get an opportunity to drive it because we all know the Taycan lineup will be the path to Porsche’s future.