Since the Mission E Cross Turismo debuted at the Geneva Motor Show three years ago, many people have asked Porsche to make a lowered Sport Turismo version as well. New intel suggests it could happen, as product manager Stefan Weckbach said Coach other Taycan derivatives are being considered to follow the high-end sedan and wagon.
While he stopped before confirming a Taycan Sport Turismo, he admitted that the dedicated J1 electric platform shared with the Audi E-Tron GT is “perfect for future additional product ideas, and we think in different directions ”. Don’t be too surprised if this will happen given that the transformation from Cross to Sport wouldn’t be that difficult. After all, Porsche would only have to remove the coating from the body and bring the suspension back to sedan levels.
Weckbach went on to mention that the architecture was developed to support a Taycan convertible, but Porsche is not sure such a derivative has a solid business case. The demand for convertibles has taken a hard hit over the past two decades, and an electric car would be an even more difficult sale due to the heavy-duty premium electric vehicles that still dominate cars with combustion engines. Delayed several times, the second-generation Tesla Roadster is a sign that the market may not yet be ready for a mass-produced electric convertible.
Another possible member of the expanding Taycan family is a coupe. Porsche has been playing around with the idea of making a two-door Panamera like a modern 928 for years, but it didn’t materialize. An electric coupe would be nice to see, especially if it was smaller and lighter than the sedan and wagon. Don’t expect too high yet Coach reports that a two-door Taycan with a fixed roof is less likely to occur.
At the elevated wagon premiere yesterday, we noticed the availability of a Taycan Cross Turismo 4. Porsche does not currently sell a non-S 4 version of the sedan, but Weckbach is aware that some are interested in an all-wheel drive. cheaper. driving the Taycan sedan. It would fall below the six-figure price given that the 4S starts at $ 103,800 while still being more expensive than the single-rear-wheel-drive Taycan at $ 79,900.
Before a possible extension of the Taycan range, Porsche is putting the finishing touches on the new generation Macan, which will be offered as an electric vehicle. It will not run on the J1 platform because it will use the PPE platform that the Zuffenhausen piauliers are developing with Audi. It is expected to go on sale in 2022 with a Q5 E-Tron and Weckbach says “there will be a day when we talk about an electric Cayenne”.
Fully electric versions of the Boxster / Cayman and 911 won’t be happening anytime soon, but the latter has already been confirmed to get a hybrid powertrain sooner or later. Porsche previously revealed that the electrified 911 will prioritize power and performance over efficiency, but admitted that the extra weight the batteries bring is a major challenge during the development phase.