X

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo debut pushed to next year

The delay comes because of -- you guessed it -- the coronavirus pandemic.

taycan-cross-turismo-promo
Enlarge Image
taycan-cross-turismo-promo

Considering how close the Mission E concept and the eventual Taycan are, it's not unreasonable to expect the Taycan Cross Turismo to look pretty much as it does here in concept form.

Porsche

We'll need to wait a little while longer to see the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo in its final form. On Wednesday, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume announced the wagon-esque version of the electric sedan will now come in 2021. Bloomberg reported on Blume's comments, who added the delay is about as bad as it will get for Porsche's upcoming cars. He insisted the firm has no plans to cancel anything under development. Porsche confirmed the car's delay and new timeframe with Roadshow.

It's good to hear things are rather smooth sailing at the German marque. In fact, Porsche remains profitable amid the incredibly choppy economy. Blume said the company still forecasts a profitable year, despite setbacks, and said demand for the Taycan electric sedan is quite strong.

Yet, the delay is a turnaround from earlier this year. During the automaker's annual press conference discussing the state of the company in March, Porsche said its EV targets remained firm. That included a late 2020 debut for the production Taycan Cross Turismo.

Although the production car's been delayed, it's hard to imagine the final car deviating too much from its conceptual lifestyle formula with a taller ride height and longer greenhouse. As for what will power it, it's safe to assume options will mirror the Taycan sedan. They include a 79- or 93-kilowatt-hour battery across the Taycan range with an EPA-estimated 203 mile range for the Taycan 4S, or 201 miles for the Turbo. Let it be known that our independent range testing returned anywhere between 238 and 257 miles on a full charge, however.

Testing the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo's range

See all photos
2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo
Watch this: Taycan is a great first all-electric car from Porsche, but it's far from perfect
sean-szymkowski-headshot
sean-szymkowski-headshot
Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.

Article updated on August 27, 2020 at 8:56 AM PDT

Our Experts

sean-szymkowski-headshot
Written by 
Sean Szymkowski
CNET staff -- not advertisers, partners or business interests -- determine how we review the products and services we cover. If you buy through our links, we may get paid. Reviews ethics statement
sean-szymkowski-headshot
Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
Why You Can Trust CNET
174175176177178179180+
Experts Interviewed
030405060708091011121314+
Companies Reviewed
108109110111112113+
Products Reviewed