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Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo features “CUV” suspension and drive mode

The official debut of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo isn’t that far off and the German brand has dropped us another teaser plus some details on the suspension. Essentially a raised wagon version of the Taycan sedan, the Taycan Cross Turismo is slightly higher off the ground and has roof rails, giving it a rugged look. You also get more cargo space in the Cross Turismo thanks to it being a wagon.

“With the Taycan Cross Turismo, we wanted to offer a little bit more space, a little more flexibility, and versatility,” says Stefan Weckbach, head of the Taycan lineup. “We developed a completely new roofline, fitted with roof rails, a more generous second row, and a 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.”

Versus the standard Taycan sedan, the Taycan Cross Turismo has more ground clearance. Weckbach says that this is to allow the car to get through gravel roads much easier and handle light off-road situations. There’s even a CUV drive mode that maximizes stability and performance on unpaved surfaces.

The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo will debut in just a few weeks and we expect its powertrain options to mirror that of the sedan. Like its sibling, the Taycan Cross Turismo’s exterior design essentially carries over nearly unchanged from the Mission E Cross Turismo Concept originally shown at the 2018 Geneva auto show.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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