The Taycan Cross Turismo is an estate-shaped and off-road-ready tackle Porsche’s first electrical automotive, promising heightened versatility over the saloon.

Accessible to order now forward of deliveries starting this summer time, the Cross Turismo is basically a production-ready model of daring Mission E Cross Turismo idea, which was described at its unveiling in 2018 as a “cross utility automobile”.

Most evident among the many raft of modifications for the brand new mannequin, which Autocar has already pushed in prototype kind, is an prolonged roofline, which supplies 47mm of additional head room within the rear seats and a most baggage capability of greater than 1200 litres – across the identical because the Volkswagen Golf hatchback.

The upright tailgate design can optionally accommodate a bespoke bike rack, too, and Porsche has designed a brand new roofbox that’s rated to be used at speeds of as much as 124mph.

In step with its off-road aspirations, the Cross Turismo additionally wears a protecting bodykit with debris-deflecting winglets at every nook and rides 20mm greater than the Taycan saloon, or 30mm in its Gravel Mode.

Designed to be used on “gravel tracks of muddy highway surfaces,” this bespoke operate additionally alters the settings for the throttle, suspension administration, traction management and torque-vectoring methods to supply most traction.

Air suspension is provided as normal throughout the Cross Turismo vary, and it may be configured to robotically elevate and decrease the automotive at sure factors on repeated journeys to clear obstacles equivalent to pace bumps or steep driveways. The system additionally robotically lowers the Cross Turismo in two levels at excessive speeds for optimum aerodynamic effectivity.

Broadly equivalent technically to its saloon sibling, the completely four-wheel-drive Cross Turismo is being provided from launch with a selection of 4 energy outputs.

The highest-rung 93.4kWh Efficiency Battery Plus is normal on all Cross Turismo fashions, giving a WLTP official vary of between 241 and 283 miles, relying on the automotive’s specification, as is Porsche’s pioneering 800V electrical structure, which allows the battery to be rapid-charged at a price of as much as 350kW, taking it from 0-80% capability in as little as 22 minutes.