2018 Geneva Motor Show: Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept

Auto Shows, Interesting, News | March 6th, 2018 by 5
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There were some pretty big EV bombs dropped at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. We learned that the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept would indeed …

There were some pretty big EV bombs dropped at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. We learned that the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept would indeed become a production car called the BMW i4. We also saw the prototype of the upcoming Audi e-tron SUV. Porsche also had its own EV debut, something that received more attention than any of its high-performance 911 variants — the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept.

This new fully electric Porsche is based on the original Mission E Concept that debuted last year. Except, this car has been wagonized and been given a bit of a ride height lift. While that isn’t usually a good look for cars, at least in my opinion, the Mission E Cross Turismo seems to pull it off. I think that’s because it looks a lot like the Panamera Sport Turismo, just slightly lifted and with more flared wheel arches. In fact, I actually think it looks really good.

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While still just a concept, this Mission E Cross Turismo looks to be near production-ready. Everything about its exterior seems like it could go into production tomorrow and its interior, while still a bit concept-y, looks very good and perfectly functional. This may be one of the least concept-like EV concepts we’ve seen in a long time. And we think it looks good.

The cabin is filled with touchscreens and LED lighting, making it look very futuristic. It also features some really nifty seats and a cool cargo area. Inside, it looks like something out of Altered Carbon. Which is what you want from a futuristic electric car.

Under its electric-Audi-Allroad styling lie two electric motors, one at each axle. According to Porsche, they combine to make 590 hp and can get the Mission E Cross Turismo from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Porsche also claims that it will have 800-volt charging capability that will allow it to charge up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes. So it will charge as fast as it accelerates.

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This will likely be the first all-electric car Porsche makes, as its larger body style is not only easier to accommodate electric powertrains but these sort of high-riding wagons are quite popular today and it will likely sell better this way. So expect this to become a reality in the coming years.

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