More practical wagon version practically confirmed by first prototype sighting
A Porsche Taycan wagon looks to be approved and under development, as these first photos of a prototype vehicle show.
The 2018 Mission E Cross Turismo concept had many wondering whether Porsche was seriously considering a more practical body style for its first all-electric model, or whether it was keeping us engaged while development continued.
Well we can wonder no more. Porsche is making a Taycan wagon and, at least initially, it will sit low to ground and prioritise on-road performance.
Ahead of the B-pillar there’s very little disguise on this car, so we expect it to be identical to the Taycan sedan. Behind B-pillar, though, there’s plenty of fake body panels, including pieces hiding the rear quarter windows and some which mimic the shape of the sedan’s rear passenger window.
While the extended roof line will greatly enhance cargo-carrying capacity and, likely, head room for passengers in the rear seats, the car’s distinctly sporty angles should preclude it from being as spacious as, say, an Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon.
It’s not known when the Taycan Sport Turismo will make its debut, but the Taycan sedan is due to go on sale in Europe and the USA in late 2019, and in Australia from some time in 2020.
When it does on sale, though, it will have the entire EV wagon market all to itself.
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