The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo was spotted on the Nurburgring during one of the industry pool track days. The wagon version was confirmed back in 2018, but most of us had forgotten about it with the launch of the Taycan S and the Taycan Turbo S earlier this year. I still don’t understand the marketing behind labeling a car “Turbo” when there are zero turbos on board.
The Taycan wagon has not been announced for the United States. We can only hope that it will be coming here as well.
The Taycan Cross Turismo continues to share some design cues with the Panamera, specifically the Sport Turismo model. One thing I’m sure that will change is what appears to a be a lack of any glass behind the C-pillar and all the way to the rear. That has the potential to be an enormous blind spot. Maybe even larger than the Camaro’s. There is a small part of me that wonders if the wagon roof and rear gate are added onto a sedan version of the car. If you full screen the video, it looks like some seams are visible that might support this.
Lack of Noise
The sound of fully electric cars bombing around a race track still takes some getting used to. There is a lot of tire noise and a whooshing noise and that’s about it. When some 911’s show up later in the video, their engine noise is almost insulting.
The video opens with the wagons then moves to Taycan sedans. Check out the video.
The future of electric vehicles is beginning to be more and more fun. I don’t have an issue with an EV as long as the range number can get to 350 miles. I live in the third-largest land area city where everything is at least 20 miles apart. Our traffic is not bad compared to any larger city, but the range number matters here.
I hope the Taycan Cross Turismo comes to the US, especially if it is closer to a tall wagon/regular CUV than a traditional wagon.
Images courtesy of Carspotter Jeroen on YouTube