Porsche is readying the latest iteration of its Taycan EV for production and on a chilly winter’s day on the empty rural roads east of Weissach, Germany, the head of the Porsche Taycan model line, Stefan Weckbach, put a lightly camouflaged Taycan Cross Turismo through its paces.
Weckbach commented, “With the Taycan Cross Turismo, we wanted to offer a little bit more space, a little more flexibility and versatility. We developed a completely new roofline, fitted with roof rails, a more generous second row and bigger trunk, all to make a car that is perfect for an active lifestyle. A car that is perfect for both an urban environment and the countryside.
“In order to enable it to handle light off-roading and gravel roads,” he continued, “we increased the ground clearance. And we optimized our suspension system so the Cross Turismo comes with a CUV [cross utility vehicle]specific driving mode. This makes sure it does well on gravel roads in terms of stability, performance and dynamics.”