Porsche E Cross Turismo set to take on Jaguar I-Pace


At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche presented the Mission E Cross Turismo, a concept study of an electrically-powered "Cross-Utility Vehicle". This time, however, there will be no waiting to get behind the wheel, because as early as 2019, the production version of the current-carrying, nearly five-meter-long cross-utility vehicle should be on the road, which could be risky for USA electric auto giant Tesla.

Porsche will decide later this year whether to build the Mission E Cross Turismo concept, which surges to 100 kilometres per hour in less than 3.5 seconds, he said.

That's an ugly moniker, and an ever uglier automobile, but if you speak modern auto name you have probably already worked out that this is a variant of the previous Porsche Mission E all-electric concept that prays on the current trend for both crossovers and estate cars.

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 says you will be able to get 62 miles out of the Mission E Cross Turismo, from just a four minute charge, faster than boiling a pot of spaghetti.

The very big panoramic touchscreen uses eye-tracking technology, but no word yet on whether that system will appear in the production version of the Cross Turismo.

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All-wheel steering and air suspension, as well as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and 275/40 R 20 tyres all help keep the Mission E Cross Turismo stable and firmly on the road, reducing tilt and "lateral rocking".

No plans to produce the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo have been confirmed.

Company executives have also suggested to our sister concern, Autocar UK, that all-electric versions of the 911 and its smaller 718 siblings are likely in the future, but not until solid-state battery technology reaches a point that would enable weight to be remain low. He also said the German auto would be able to maintain top speed driving - particularly important on autobahns - without degradation of range that plagues cars like Tesla. "It combines sportiness and everyday practicality in unique style", said Porsche AG CEO Oliver Blume. The press release isn't too generous with details about the interior, but Porsche does say it features an innovative display and operating concept with touchscreen and eye-tracking control.

It's not exactly an SUV either, although it rides higher than a normal vehicle.