Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo created to leave Tesla in the dust

Gwen Vasquez
March 8, 2018

Taking inspiration from the existing Mission E Concept released in 2015, the Cross Turismo is a more rugged vehicle designed for those who like to take their vehicle across more varied terrain. With the growing popularity of SUVs, the Cross Turismo version seems destined to follow, although its production hasn't been officially confirmed. Besides showing off the new design, Porsche also highlighted how flexible the concept is. Furthermore, Porsche claims the concept boasts an unmatched level of continuous power, making possible multiple accelerations in direct succession without loss of performance.

The all-wheel drive concept's front wheels are driven mainly to aid in acceleration and handling while remaining rear-biased.

Porsche has begun to issue regular updates on its Mission E project as more luxury electric models start to hit the market in Tesla's footsteps. A Porsche e-bike could also be purchased that would suit perfectly with the Mission E Cross Turismo's, ah, mission. The headlamps distinguish the Cross Turismo as a Porsche E auto, while also doubling up as an air intake.

Look out Tesla! The concept vehicle is 194.8 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 55.9 inches high.

Design boss Michael Mauer said its "design mixes everyday usability with off road adventure".

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Like the ground-breaking Model X, the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is a crossover wagon with extra ride height.

As it turns out, Porsche's surprise is an all-electric crossover. Though 600hp and 310 miles of range sound very "today", 15 minutes to almost 250 miles-worth of charge is as "tomorrow" as we can hope for without sounding like a number plucked out of thin air.

Porsche says the 800V system, which is set to be a feature of all future Porsche EVs, provides a 62-mile range on a 4-minute charge.

The four bucket-style seats are finished in black and blue leather trim and Nordic Blue anodised accents add contrast to bezels and small trims, that can all be dulled with moody indirect ambient lighting.

Performance-wise, Porsche claims the Cross Turismo can go 0-62 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds and to 124 in less than 12 seconds thanks to an all-electric powertrain system putting out 600 horsepower from a 440 kW battery pack and two electric motors.

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