Production Of Porsche Cross Turismo Reportedly Confirmed For 2021

MAR 7 2018 BY CHRIS BRUCE 10

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Building the Cross Turismo would be a way for Porsche to keep up production at the brand’s new factory for the Mission E EV.

Porsche’s Cross Turismo concept is one of the bigger surprises at the Geneva Motor Show because of the lack of any teasers or info prior to the debut. Plus, there’s an undeniable coolness about a somewhat rugged, all-wheel-drive EV station wagon. Statements from Porsche execs now suggest that the model has a chance of seeing production.

“I find the unique concept and the design instantly convincing,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told Automotive News.”In my opinion there’s a good prospect for series production very soon.”

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Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Creating a production version Cross Turismo might be relatively easy because even the concept rides on the same platform as the Mission E. The similarities mean that Porsche could build the wagon in the same new factory as the upcoming EV. Production could begin as soon as 2021, roughly two years after the launch of the liftback sedan.

“We want to ensure utilization rate doesn’t trail off as the Mission E gets older, so we will bring a derivative just as we do with other model lines,” an unnamed Porsche executive told Automotive News Europe.

The Cross Turismo looks capable of a very light off-roading with its slightly raised ride height and black fender flares – akin to Porsche’s take on the Subaru Outback. Power comes from electric motors at the front and rear with a total output of over 600 horsepower (440 kilowatts). It would let the wagon reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than 3.5 seconds and hit 124 mph (200 kph) in less than 12 seconds. The top speed would be over 155 mph (250 kph). The vehicle shares the Mission E’s 800-volt architecture that allows for quick charging to cover 62 miles (100 kilometers) in only 4 minutes.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Porsche has been contemplating what other variants of the Mission E might look like, but the company hasn’t really tipped its hand about the new version’s design until now. In addition, the German brand intends to add more EVs to its range. Rumors suggest that this vehicle could be an electric powertrain for the next-gen Macan.

Source: Automotive News

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10 Comments on "Production Of Porsche Cross Turismo Reportedly Confirmed For 2021"

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Pat Free

Makes a lot of sense to rapidly expand the formfactors leveraging Porsche Misison E huge investments to multiply its market opportunity. Good luck Porsche.

Chris O

If there is expected to be serious demand for a high-end wagon like this one wonders why Tesla never bothered with Model S wagon.

DJ

Exactly what part of a wagon would be S3XY?? 😀

wavelet

Because EV volumes were still small, and wagons are dead in the USA (the vast majority of mid- and compact class sedans/hatches by European, Japanese & Korean companies have wagon versions, almost none of which are available in the US.
Tesla is very much a US-centric company — as evinced by making the Model 3 with a liftback profile but no hatch — a dealbreaker for many Europeans.

Andrew S

This is a more direct competitor to the I-Pace than the Model X is

Another Euro point of view

I don’t quite get it why putting a different body form on car that will start production in 2019 would take two years. Either Porsche is not sure about demand, or taking it slowly due to continuing improvement on the battery cells performances/prices or maybe logistics issues.

Dan

They all sucked! I want an all electric minivan. Chrysler Portal showcased it at 2017 CES show. That’s what I want! That blonde designer too! I want her.

Dan

Just wonder the sexy curve of sports car turn on women more or men?

Jörgen Trued

The car just looks so production ready. Mirrors and exterior panels. The interior is for show of course but the rest is so doable. Why wait for 3 loooong years to hav it on the market. The chassis of the car Mission e a 4 door sedan has been tested on roads for a long time now almost non disguised. Come on Porsche. Jaguar is going to sell their i-Pace like cupcakes!

jimmuh

Agreed! Porsche just lost their next customer; I’m not waiting 3 years for my EV. Will just have to go with a Tesla. Too bad, so sad…..really want an e-cross……