Porsche has launched a new video (see below) celebrating the new high-performance Taycan Cross Turismo, the world’s first electric Cross Utility Vehicle (CUV). This builds upon the success of Porsche’s Taycan road electric car, which has already become the brands best selling car in Europe. The video shows some thrilling action in extreme conditions, both hot and cold, to highlight how well it performs regardless of where it’s being driven.
The video shows the Taycan Cross Turismo being driven around two identical tracks. The first is a warm sandy desert location in Liwa, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where temperatures exceed 30°C.
The second is on a snow-covered frozen lake in Levi Finland, north of the Arctic circle, where temperatures fall to around minus 30°C. The launch of the video also coincides with the arrival of the first models to Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE.
Dr Manfred Braeunl, Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE CEO, said: “Innovative, exciting and bursting with Porsche DNA, this model proclaims adventure and an active lifestyle.
“With this leading-edge production, we want to highlight the versatility and durability of the all-new Taycan Cross Turismo for a creative, ambitious and individual lifestyle.”
The off-road styled Taycan Cross Turismo is an all-rounder among electric sports cars and is available in three derivatives. All feature Porsche’s Performance Battery Plus as standard, offering a range of up to 283 miles (456 km) from its 93.4kWh battery.
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo offers power of up to 350kW (476PS). This allows it to hit 0-62mph (0-100 kph) in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 137mph (220 kph). The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo is slightly quicker accelerating from 0-62mph (0-100 kph) in 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 149mph (240kph).
The Turbo model is the most powerful of the three. It delivers up to 500kW (680 PS) of power and accelerates from 0-62mph (0-100 kph) in 3.3 seconds, with a top of speed is 155mph (250 kph).
While this might not be the most practical electric car for the daily drive, it certainly looks like a whole lot of fun for those who like to open it up and push their car to the extreme.