Porsche likes to spring a surprise at the Geneva motor show, and for 2018 it's come up with this, the Mission E Cross Turismo. This time, however, there will be no waiting to get behind the wheel, because as early as 2019, the production version of the current-carrying, nearly five-meter-long cross-utility vehicle should be on the road, which could be risky for USA electric auto giant Tesla.
Porsche is dubbing the auto a "cross-utility vehicle" or CUV and while not quite the electric performance auto we're waiting to see come out of Stuttgart, the Cross Turismo is positioned as a sporty lifestyle vehicle where "any ski piste can be reached with ease" while maintaining dynamic ability.
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. The concept can also travel just over 300 miles on a single charge and if you plug it into an 800-volt charger you can charge it up to 80 percent in about 15 minutes. The E Cross Turismo has also been developed to take advantage of proposed induction charging methods, where cables buried in the road surface allow the battery to be topped up on the move. Other styling cues are quite clearly inspired by the 911 and other classic Porsche models.
No plans to produce the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo have been confirmed.
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One non-performance related feature which caught our attention is the "eye-tracking control" on the driver's dash.
The concept at was on display measured at 4.95 meters in length.
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. To this end, the design of the Mission E Cross Turismo features a slightly higher ride height, knobby tyres on 20-inch wheels, LED strip fog lamps integrated into the hood, as well as dark cladding for the wheel arches.
Mission E battery-car takes on a new SUV shape. Porsche calls it a "Cross-Utility Vehicle" and says that it is designed for individuals with an active lifestyle, and was meant to be practical for year-round use.