Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo confirmed for production

Upcoming Taycan to get high-riding wagon derivative with identical all-electric powertrain.

Porsche has confirmed the Mission E Cross Turismo will be going into production, creating 300 new jobs at its Zuffenhausen headquarters in the process.

A derivative of the all-electric Taycan – previously known as the Mission E – the Cross Turismo is a high-riding sportswagon capable of driving 500 kilometres per charge, and claims to sprint from 0-100 in just 3.5 seconds.

Like the related Taycan, the Cross Turismo features a dual-electric-motor powertrain putting out around 600hp (441kW), and can be fast charged using an 800V current to replenish 80 per cent of its battery in just 15 minutes – offering up to 400km of range in that period.

Further details are hard to come by, but the overall design of the final production model shouldn’t stray far from the concept shown at this year’s Geneva motor show, in similar fashion to how the Taycan doesn’t appear all that different to the Mission E previewing it.

Both models are part of the company’s plans to invest €6 billion ($9.72b) into electric mobility solutions by 2022.