Not to be outdone by Jaguar, Porsche has unveiled the all-electric Mission E Cross Turismo at Geneva - an estate-shaped all-wheel-drive show vehicle which is apparently "a serious prospect for production".
Porsche Chairman Oliver Blume describes the Mission E Cross Turismo concept as a feasibility study created by a team of designers and engineers to examine if a market exists for such an outwardly sporting zero-emission utility vehicle.
"Porsches need dramatic proportions in width-to-height".
Off-road elements have been incorporated as well, with protection to the wheel arches and door sills. The Mission E Cross Turismo rolls on 20-inch wheel shod with 274/40 R20 tires. Porsche stated back then that the Mission E concept with serve as a base to all full-electric Porsche models of the future. The electric crossover has a top speed of 250km/h.
It's capable of Porsche Torque Vectoring, too, and gets adaptive air suspension which allows an increased ground clearance of up to 50mm. The 800-volt setup can be charged via induction, with 250 miles of range able to be replenished in just over 15 minutes on a DC fast-charger. Other styling cues are quite clearly inspired by the 911 and other classic Porsche models.
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.More news: CAUGHT: CMU student wanted for fatal shooting of parents arrested
No plans to produce the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo have been confirmed. He also said the German vehicle would be able to maintain top speed driving - particularly important on autobahns - without degradation of range that plagues cars like Tesla. And that's not all.
Porsche has been spending some time playing mash-up, it seems, as the latest Stuttgart concept is half Panamera Turismo, half Mission E. The auto can be had with a Porsche e-bike.
Inside, the instrument panel consists of an ultra-wide display, a curved driver instrument cluster and ambiance lighting. The system tracks eye movement and places one of five instrument stacks - Connect, Performance, Drive, Energy and Sport Chrono - in front of the driver. That essentially means it gets some folding rear seats as far as we can work out.
Adjustable straps in the cargo area can secure gear and create two load levels.
Like the original Mission E, it's a big auto, measuring nearly five metres in length. "It combines sportiness and everyday practicality in a unique style".
Further to the vehicle's reveal, Porsche hinted at future battery storage units that can be charged using domestic solar power that can then be put into the auto once home.