As more eager motorists across the country slide into the driver’s seat of Porsche’s latest iteration of the evolutionary EV, the Taycan Cross Turismo, Canadian auto enthusiasts are discovering the full extent of the sedan’s performance and leading powertrain – specifically its handling and lightning-fast charging.
The latter is truly a testament to the pioneering lineage of the 2020 Taycan and its 800-volt powertrain architecture which the Cross Turismo shares, providing it one of the fastest charging speeds on the EV market today at 93.4-kilowatt-hour, with adventure-ready range to boot.
As autojournalist Jody Lai notes in her Autotrader review, “like a Rolex that also happens to tell time, the 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo is a car that also happens to be a mode of transportation that says a lot about its driver. ‘I’m successful, I’m a person of fine taste, I’m practical, I care about sustainability, and I like to go real fast. Really, really, really fast.’”
It’s not difficult to arrive at such a conclusion, especially if you’re arriving in the driver’s seat of this classic 911-inspired Porsche with its sloping roofline, aggressively curved wings and flat front. The Cross Turismo may be a pioneer as Porsche’s first Cross Utility Vehicle, but its DNA at the core is steeped in tradition.
As for the Turismo’s largest talking point – its agile and expert handling – David Booth claims the Taycan as his road trip vehicle of choice, saying “it’s the best-handling battery-powered car on the planet that just happens to have the quickest-charging battery currently available."
With its rear-biased all-wheel drive system, high-tech chassis, familiar crisp steering and new electronically-controlled suspension, with up to 30 millimetres of ground clearance with the Offroad Design Package, the Taycan is a force to be reckoned with on any corner and road type.
Pair this agility with a confident powertrain and the Taycan truly stands out among the competition. “All this electron thrust in the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo provides a space-tastic zero to 100 km/h time of 3.3 seconds, just a few zoomy tenths slower than the brilliantly dynamic Taycan electric sedan, but with a larger cargo area and more headroom for rear-seat passengers. And a much snazzier Euro-chic design, arguably,” Michael Bettencourt writes for Wheels.ca.
With repeated callbacks to the Cross Turismo’s handling, style and outstanding EV developments both on the road and at mid-journey charging destinations, this pioneering Porsche is a CUV worth paying attention to, not to mention worth the experience behind the wheel.
Date Posted: August 31, 2021