Porsche launches ugly all-terrain electric estate auto with 600bhp at Geneva


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. Porsche calls it a "Cross-Utility Vehicle" and says that it is designed for individuals with an active lifestyle, and was meant to be practical for year-round use. 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. While Porsche had been using its shapely Mission E fastback sedan to build hype for its upcoming EVs, it seems that it will lead the charge into production with this...lifted wagon?

A tapered roofline connects the front to the back with a profile Porsche calls the "flyline" - effectively borrowed from the Panamera Sport Turismo - and a large panoramic sunroof connects the windscreen to the tailgate.

Porsche is working on developing a flying passenger auto, but expects it could take up to a decade to finalize technology before they can launch in real traffic, its head of development said on Tuesday. The concept features 20-inch wheels with relatively modest 275 section tyres.

If a high-performance Porsche EV sounds good, but you're one who likes to travel, play sports and are into the outdoors (Porsche's words), the Mission E Cross Turismo is for you.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo side static
Porsche launches ugly all-terrain electric estate auto with 600bhp at Geneva

The concept at was on display measured at 4.95 meters in length. The vehicle would also be compatible with inductive charging technology. Porsche's newest EV concept promises offload prowess with 310 miles of range and superfast charging with 250 miles added in just 15 minutes.

Dynamics are taken care of on-demand all-wheel drive with Porsche Torque Vectoring, and all-wheel steering. Edges are finished in Nordic Blue and the seats feature illuminated Porsche lettering.

A new Destination App launches with the Mission E Cross Turismo and connects with the auto for planning weekends trips, destination ideas, plotting routes and even selecting the chassis, music, climate control and lighting settings for certain sections.

Further to the vehicle's reveal, Porsche hinted at future battery storage units that can be charged using domestic solar power that can then be put into the auto once home.

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