Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept revealed at Geneva



Porsche dropped a surprise debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Mission E Cross Turismo.

Separately, Porsche expects the cross-utility variant of its all-electric Mission E sports auto to attract at least 20 000 buyers if it gets approved for production, Steiner said.

Porsche says the newest concept combines the "everyday usability" of the Mission E with the added bonus of "off-road adventure". "Our vehicle will be fast to drive, but also quick to recharge and able to replicate its performance time after time". A Porsche e-bike could also be purchased that would suit perfectly with the Mission E Cross Turismo's, ah, mission.

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is just a "study" for now, but expect a production version to follow. The electric Cross Turismo is much like today's Panamera Sport Turismo, but is jacked up and comes with unique design cues. The electric crossover has a top speed of 250km/h. The Cross Turismo has a range of more than 311 miles on a single charge which is on par with the Model X. However, Porsche's 800-volt charging architecture allows the Cross Turismo to charge up to 249 miles of range in just 15 minutes, something Tesla's 400-volt Supercharger system can't do.

"This performance is in addition to a continuous power level that is unprecedented among electric vehicles: multiple jump starts are possible in succession without loss of performance", Porsche said.

Whilst not as fast in a straight line as a Tesla Model S or Roadster, Porsche claims that their cars can launch repeatedly without overheating or losing peak power. Although unconfirmed, the car's total range is expected to mirror the Mission E at 310 miles. Whilst the Stuttgart clan have dubbed this the "CUV" or "Cross-Utility-Vehicle", its proportions are clearly more reminiscent of a wagon body complete with four doors, four seats, off-road capabilities and more attachable racks than a porn star. The crossover can be charged inductively.

Claimed to be "road ready", the E Cross Turismo is powered by a pair of permanent magnet synchronous motors that between them develop more than 600bhp.

According to Engadget UK, Porsche said it was investigating putting the CUV into production.

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