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Cars used to have very clear-cut roles – you'd have a performance car to go fast in and an estate to carry your family (and neither would be electric). The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo shows how dramatically all that has changed.
Porsche describes it as a five-door version of the regular Taycan all-electric four-door coupé, and says the taller, estate car-like body means it offers greater versatility. That's absolutely true: the raised roofline gives the Cross Turismo significantly more head room and boot space than the regular car. The changes don’t stop there, though.
Well, in short, no it hasn't – and certainly not when it comes to straight-line pace. The entry-level Taycan 4 Cross Turismo (unlike the regular Porsche Taycan there's no rear-wheel drive option) generates 375bhp and can hit 62mph in 5.1sec. The Turbo S drops that time to 2.9sec and increases the power available to 751bhp (with overboost).
So, with the promise of zero exhaust pipe emissions, supercar performance and some off-road-ability, is the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo the ultimate do-it-all family car, and how does it compare with its key rivals? Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll let you know.
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