Porsche Cross Turismo Expected To Launch In 2021

JUL 10 2018 BY JACOB OLIVA 7

Tesla has three more years to prepare for its greatest rival.

Porsche is on a roll when it comes to the electrification of its lineup. It was just like yesterday when it revealed the Taycan, formerly the Mission E, which is Porsche’s first electrified model. It was an instant celebrity, so to speak, and that’s not because of its name that sounded a lot like Liam Nesson’s famous movie.

But the electric coupe isn’t complete without a crossover brother. Porsche revealed the Mission E Cross Turismo at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show – a third Macan, a third Panamera Sport Turismo, a third brand new, and shared a lot of hardware with the then-Mission E.

As Automobile Magazine revealed the Cross Turismo will go on sale late 2021, according to the supplier community. So, it looks like Tesla has lots of time to continue to dominate the electric luxury CUV/SUV segment.

Although, the magazine has a lot to say about the car when it comes to the crossover’s ‘off-road’ capability, or the lack thereof. With their prototype test drive (can’t say we’re not jealous), the Cross Turismo’s black wing flares and slightly rugged appearance will be difficult to sell in the U.S. as a full-fledged SUV. The Mission E Cross Turismo is just as low as a Panamera at 142 cm, while its 199 cm width makes the supposed crossover more adept at overtaking rather than off-roading.

Nevertheless, all the impressions about the Mission E Cross Turismo are just for the prototypes at this point. We’ll have to wait until its production version makes its way to us sometime in the next three years. In the meantime, any guesses for its production name?

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7 Comments on "Porsche Cross Turismo Expected To Launch In 2021"

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R.S

“But the electric coupe isn’t complete without a crossover brother.”

I vaguely remember a time, when you would call those two “sedan” and “wagon”. Coupe meant something totally different back then, like having two doors. Who knew you could add two doors and it would still stay a coupe?

Will

Boggles my mind

antrik

I don’t see why this would be Tesla’s greatest rival. It seems to be in a class of its own, not directly competing with anything on the market today — even more so than the I-Pace.

The Taycan seems much more of a Tesla rival to me.

CDAVIS

From article: “Tesla has three more years to prepare for its greatest rival [Porsche Cross Turismo] …”
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So the Porsche Cross Turismo will be the greatest Tesla rival of them all.

Certainly unlike…

“Leaked photos of new all-electric Leaf provide first look at Nissan’s Tesla killer”:
https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/7/16106552/nissan-leaf-leaked-photos-electric-car-tesla

or…

“This is what it’s like to drive Chevy’s Tesla-killer”
http://www.businessinsider.com/drive-chevy-tesla-killer-bolt-ces-2016-1

I hope Porsche Cross Turismo is greatly successful when it does make it to production in a few years. The more EV competition the better for consumers!

FreePat75014

And still no end to end video demo of Porsche hyped 350kW/800V hyper charging unique capability. Why ?

Bruce Nagy

The Tesla brand did not approach mass market status until it repositioned itself as potentially affordable. I question whether Porsche can succeed in the mass electric market under the Porsche brand -Too much history as ‘premium.’ They can probably succeed if their ambitions remain luxury niche, or if they invent a new brand for mass market initiatives.

antrik

VW has a lot of mass market brands — SEAT, Skoda, even VW itself (though it’s more premium today than originally) — they have absolutely no reason to reposition Porsche.