Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche creates concept soft-SUV to follow the electric Taycan


Introduction

Next year Porsche takes one of the most dramatic steps in its history when it launches an all-electric four-door sports car, the Taycan. Originally called Mission E, the Taycan will offer a game-changing 0-62mph time of around 3.5 seconds and a range of up to 310 miles between charges.

E-Performance Range


Next on the drawing board is a concept car called the Mission E Cross Turismo, somewhere between a shooting brake and an SUV. If given the go-ahead, it will be a direct competitor to electric SUVs like Jaguar’s I-PACE and Tesla’s Model X. 

Design​

The Mission E Cross Turismo looks more like a shooting brake with high ground clearance than an all-out SUV, and there are good reasons for that. Electric power gives instant, stunning acceleration but to wring the maximum mileage out of every charge, designers must create as aerodynamic a shape as possible. Tall, blocky SUVs are not good at slipping through the air at speed, so Porsche has gone for a smooth, sweeping shape and an elegant, roomy cabin with a coupé-like rear profile and tailgate. At the front the headlamps have Porsche’s signature four LED lights each, the flat bonnet has echoes of the 911 and there are vertical air intakes for the air curtain around the front wheels.


As the Mission E Cross Turismo is still just a concept the design has yet to be finalised, but its exterior has hints of the Panamera Sport Turismo as well as the evergreen 911. Inside, the drive selector (no gearchanges needed) is mounted on the steering column and in place of a rev counter there’s a central charge and range dial. The cabin is clean, minimalist and modern, with a sweep of touchscreens across the dash in place of buttons and switches.

Performance

The Mission E Cross Turismo shares many of its underpinnings with the production-ready Taycan, so it too will probably have a 90kWh lithium-ion battery that drives two electric motors, one on each axle to give four-wheel drive. Combined power is upwards of 592bhp, promising 0-62mph acceleration of 3.5 seconds or less while an all-electric range of around 300 miles has been promised. Although the batteries make it a heavy car at around two tonnes, that weight is kept low, so cornering and handling promises to be on a par with conventionally-powered Porsches. Excellent, in other words.

Technology

The secret of the Mission E Cross Turismo’s impressive performance is an 800 Volt system, which powers two electric motors, and which the company claims to be more powerful than any production EV system today. Porsche plans its own Turbo-Charger network of public charge points, which should be able to charge the Mission E Cross Turismo to a range of 249 miles (around 80% capacity) within 20 minutes.

Verdict

Although the Mission E Cross Turismo has a raised ride height, it’s less an off-road SUV than a highly versatile five-door shooting brake. Arguably this will make it more useful, more of the time, for more of its target audience.


Right now the Mission E Cross Turismo is still just a concept, but it shares many of its underpinnings with the Taycan that is due for launch in 2019 and so Porsche will be gauging response with interest. If there’s enough demand, they’ll almost certainly give it the green light. Like it? Let your Porsche sales team know, and we’ll pass on the message to Porsche UK. 

Technical Specification

Dimensions
Vehicle LengthTBC
Vehicle WidthTBC
Vehicle HeightTBC
WheelbaseTBC
Weight
Unladen Weight (DIN)TBC
Engine/Power train
Engine / CylindersFull Electric
RangeTBC
Max PowerTBC
​Charge TimeTBC
Performance
Top Speed TBC
Acceleration TBC
Efficiency
Combined Cycle TBC
Urban Cycle TBC
CO2 TBC

Introduction

Next year Porsche takes one of the most dramatic steps in its history when it launches an all-electric four-door sports car, the Taycan. Originally called Mission E, the Taycan will offer a game-changing 0-62mph time of around 3.5 seconds and a range of up to 310 miles between charges.

E-Performance Range


Next on the drawing board is a concept car called the Mission E Cross Turismo, somewhere between a shooting brake and an SUV. If given the go-ahead, it will be a direct competitor to electric SUVs like Jaguar’s I-PACE and Tesla’s Model X. 

Design​

The Mission E Cross Turismo looks more like a shooting brake with high ground clearance than an all-out SUV, and there are good reasons for that. Electric power gives instant, stunning acceleration but to wring the maximum mileage out of every charge, designers must create as aerodynamic a shape as possible. Tall, blocky SUVs are not good at slipping through the air at speed, so Porsche has gone for a smooth, sweeping shape and an elegant, roomy cabin with a coupé-like rear profile and tailgate. At the front the headlamps have Porsche’s signature four LED lights each, the flat bonnet has echoes of the 911 and there are vertical air intakes for the air curtain around the front wheels.


As the Mission E Cross Turismo is still just a concept the design has yet to be finalised, but its exterior has hints of the Panamera Sport Turismo as well as the evergreen 911. Inside, the drive selector (no gearchanges needed) is mounted on the steering column and in place of a rev counter there’s a central charge and range dial. The cabin is clean, minimalist and modern, with a sweep of touchscreens across the dash in place of buttons and switches.

Performance

The Mission E Cross Turismo shares many of its underpinnings with the production-ready Taycan, so it too will probably have a 90kWh lithium-ion battery that drives two electric motors, one on each axle to give four-wheel drive. Combined power is upwards of 592bhp, promising 0-62mph acceleration of 3.5 seconds or less while an all-electric range of around 300 miles has been promised. Although the batteries make it a heavy car at around two tonnes, that weight is kept low, so cornering and handling promises to be on a par with conventionally-powered Porsches. Excellent, in other words.

Technology

The secret of the Mission E Cross Turismo’s impressive performance is an 800 Volt system, which powers two electric motors, and which the company claims to be more powerful than any production EV system today. Porsche plans its own Turbo-Charger network of public charge points, which should be able to charge the Mission E Cross Turismo to a range of 249 miles (around 80% capacity) within 20 minutes.

Verdict

Although the Mission E Cross Turismo has a raised ride height, it’s less an off-road SUV than a highly versatile five-door shooting brake. Arguably this will make it more useful, more of the time, for more of its target audience.


Right now the Mission E Cross Turismo is still just a concept, but it shares many of its underpinnings with the Taycan that is due for launch in 2019 and so Porsche will be gauging response with interest. If there’s enough demand, they’ll almost certainly give it the green light. Like it? Let your Porsche sales team know, and we’ll pass on the message to Porsche UK. 

Technical Specification

Dimensions
Vehicle LengthTBC
Vehicle WidthTBC
Vehicle HeightTBC
WheelbaseTBC
Weight
Unladen Weight (DIN)TBC
Engine/Power train
Engine / CylindersFull Electric
RangeTBC
Max PowerTBC
​Charge TimeTBC
Performance
Top Speed TBC
Acceleration TBC
Efficiency
Combined Cycle TBC
Urban Cycle TBC
CO2 TBC

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