Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Porsche is on a Mission with all-electric E Cross Turismo

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo- it's a'Crossover Electric Porsche Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo – it’s a ‘Crossover’ Electric Porsche
Sherri Watson | 06 March, 2018, 15:26

At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, Porsche made a decision to give its fans, media, and the world a taster. And yes, if the Mission E is the Porsche answer to the Tesla Model S, the concept that's hinted to reach production quite soon is their response to the Tesla Model X all-electric SUV. Known as the Cross Turismo, it's basically a rugged wagon derivative of the fully electric Mission E sedan revealed back in 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

With the Mission E Cross Turismo, Porsche is unveiling the concept study of an electrically driven cross utility vehicle (CUV). If anything, this looks like a Porsche Mission E Allroad. "It combines sportiness and everyday practicality in unique style", Blume said.

The Porsche Cross Turismo includes an emotional design with striking off-road elements as well as an innovative display and operating concept with touchscreen and eye-tracking control.

The larger and more capacious Cross Turismo version of the Mission E offers similar performance: Porsche quotes a 0-to-62-mph time of less than 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The Mission E Cross Turismo can be recharged via a fast charging network, induction, charging station, or using the Porsche home energy storage system.

Porsche says the Cross Turismo will be able to accelerate to 62mph from a standing start in 3.5-seconds and will go on to a maximum speed of 155mph. Called the Mission E Cross Turismo, the electrified auto is essentially an elongated version of the Mission E, which is due to go on sale next year. For now, it is just a concept vehicle, but it will morph into a production model next year alongside the regular Mission E. Furthermore, Porsche claims the concept boasts an unmatched level of continuous power, making possible multiple accelerations in direct succession without loss of performance.