Porsche has added a suite of new models to the Australian range of the all-electric Taycan model including the impressive Cross Turismo.
The 2022 Porsche Taycan EV range is set to more than double in size with four new variants arriving early next year.
Porsche has added a new rear-wheel-drive base model – called simply the Taycan – which drops the price of entry to $156,300 plus on-road costs.
There is also the new (and highly anticipated) Cross Turismo variant. This is not an SUV, but it does increase the Taycan’s off-road ability and kerbside appeal. Think of the Cross Turismo to the Taycan as the Allroad is to the Audi A6.
The $156,300 Taycan uses a single electric motor mounted on the rear axle for 300kW of power and a maximum torque output of 345Nm.
Porsche offers a 93.4kWh Performance Battery Plus option (the standard is 79.2kWh), increasing maximum torque to 357Nm. Ticking that option also increases claimed range from 369km (ADR) to 434km (ADR).
Fast-charging is capped at 225kW with the regular battery or 270kW with the Performance Plus battery option.
Standard equipment includes partial leather upholstered electric seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a 16.8-inch digital driver’s display and a 10.9-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
Safety and convenience features like adaptive cruise control with stop & go, a 360-degree monitor, head-up display and blind-spot monitoring also feature.
Porsche’s intriguing Taycan Cross Turismo sits on 20mm higher suspension and has a taller, wagon-like silhouette. This helps add more rear seat and boot space. It will land in Australia at the same time as the new base model.
The Cross Turismo range starts from $176,600 (plus on-roads) for the dual-motor Taycan 4. Porsche claims outputs of 350kW and 500Nm. The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo boasts the larger 93.4kWh Plus battery for a 437km range andThe Standard equipment mirrors that of the entry-level Taycan.
For $205,300 plus on-roads, a more powerful Taycan 4S Cross Turismo is available too, which ups outputs to 390kW/640Nm on overboost.
The Turbo ($279,000 plus on-roads) is the fastest Cross Turismo available in Australia and boasts maximum outputs of 500kW and 850Nm. Porsche claims a 0-100km/h time of 3.3 seconds which is seriously rapid.
Along with the new variants, there have been some price fluctuations. The range-topping 460kW/1,050Nm Turbo S has gone up by $7,300 (now $345,800 plus on-roads) but does garner extra equipment.
Porsche has outfitted the Taycan 4, Turbo S and Turbo with traffic jam assist, Android Auto capability, a head-up display and a grey sun strip on the windscreen. The Taycan now includes the 22kW onboard charger standard (previously a $3,500 extra).
The 2022 Porsche Taycan is available to order now with cars arriving in Australia by early 2022.
Prices listed are before on-road costs and options.
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