Porsche has given us an indication of a potential second body style for its electric car arriving in 2019.
At the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, Porsche rolled out the Mission E Cross Turismo concept and said the show car had good prospects for making it into production. We think a better name for the concept would be Mission E Safari, but we digress.
The Mission E Cross Turismo is essentially 2015's Mission E concept with a raised ride height and wagon-like tail. The original Mission E, which will spawn a production model in late 2019, was a sedan but with a svelte, almost coupe-like body.
Porsche says the newest concept combines the “everyday usability” of the Mission E with the added bonus of “off-road adventure."
Drive is to all four wheels thanks to an electric motor at each axle. Together, they deliver over 600 horsepower. And inside, there's plenty of cargo space while an exterior mounting system offers a solution for larger items like surfboards or bicycles.
Underpinning the Mission E Cross Turismo is the same electric car platform found in the Mission E. Code-named the J1, the platform is capable of delivering 300 miles or more and is compatible with an 800-volt charging system enabling 80 percent of its battery to be charged in around 15 minutes.
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Porsche says the Mission E Cross Turismo is also just as quick as the Mission E. The automaker quotes a 0-62 mph time of less than 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
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