Porsche AG's CEO Oliver Blume said, "The Mission E Cross Turismo is an expression of how we envision the all-electric future". With the growing popularity of SUVs, the Cross Turismo version seems destined to follow, although its production hasn't been officially confirmed. The new GT3RS was also showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It also included some performance data, boasting of a 600-horsepower output from twin electric motors and a 0-60 time under 3.5 seconds. It sits taller, has wheel-arch cladding, but Porsche claims it will be fast to drive, quick to recharge, and a mix of sportiness and practicality.
The Cross Turismo measures 3950mm long, 1990mm wide and 1420mm tall - nearly the exact dimensions of its nearest rival the Tesla Model S - but adaptive air suspension can raise the electric-vehicle 50mm higher on its 20-inch alloys for increased ground clearance when the road turns rough. When it comes to charging, the Mission E Cross Turismo can be charged using induction, at a charging station or using Porsche's home energy storage system. The headlamps distinguish the Cross Turismo as a Porsche E vehicle, while also doubling up as an air intake.
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.
By using 800-volt electronics inside the vehicle, Porsche reckons this new fast-charging network can replenish the batteries in just 15 minutes - and the Cross Turismo's full range is expected to be around 250 miles.
Porsche says the newest concept combines the "everyday usability" of the Mission E with the added bonus of "off-road adventure".
Like the upcoming production Mission E, the Cross Turismo relies on two synchronous electric motors, one on each axle, to provide through-the-road all-wheel-drive capabilities.
Look out Tesla! The concept vehicle is 194.8 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 55.9 inches high.
Porsche says the Mission E Cross Turismo is already fit for the road, with the company confirming a production model based on this concept for next year.
Despite being a strict four-seater, the E Cross has been configured to be remarkably practical.