Porsche’s First All-Electric Taycan Overview

Porsche’s new Taycan is the first-ever all-electric vehicle in its portfolio. For a company known for its luxury sports builds, November 12th, 2021 marked a new milestone with the launch of the pure electric Taycan.

With a starting price of Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom) and going up to Rs 2.31 crore, Taycan comes in 8 different variants.

Taycan is already a success in the global markets with its launch in select few countries in September 2019, where it sold a total of 26,840 units within 9 months of its launch. The introduction into the Indian market that was previously scheduled to be in 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Porsche Taycan Dimensions

The Taycan sedan measures 4,963mm in length and has a 2,900mm wheelbase while, the Cross Turismo measures 4,974mm with a 2,904mm wheelbase.

Porsche Taycan Exterior Design

Taycan comes with an extremely flat bonnet design, resulting in pronounced wings that are typical of Porsche. Lateral air intakes ahead of the front wheels, called the air curtains, also improve the aerodynamics. It also has four-point LED main headlights with matrix beam, automatically extending door handles, two roof options – the contoured variant made of lightweight aluminium with an indentation in the middle and a panoramic fixed glass roof that provides an open, airy feeling.

There is a seamless light strip and ‘PORSCHE’ logo in the rear and above is the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) in the form of a three-stage rear spoiler system.

Also as there is no exhaust system, it creates space for a rear diffuser with a sporty, slatted design.

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Exterior Design

The Cross Turismo has distinct wheel arch mouldings and unique wheel designs along with front and rear aprons and side skirts. It has 20mm more ground clearance than the Taycan, and its optional off-road design package provides an extra 10mm of ground clearance at the middle chassis level and integrated off-road design flaps.

A weight-dependent damping system ensures smooth folding, thus convenient access to the boot. Additionally present is an optional rear-mounted bike carrier.

Porsche Taycan Interior Design

The Taycan’s interiors are sporty, minimalist and clear with the wing extending from the centre console appearing to be floating. Porsche offers options like the sustainably treated OLEA club leather and a 4+1 seating configuration.

Porsche Cross Turismo Interior Design

It has an optional integrated compass on the dashboard and offers a comfortable travel experience and plenty of space, with flexible storage areas. The front luggage compartment is complemented by an enlarged rear boot, which can be extended from 446 litres to a total of 1,212 litres when the rear seat backrests are folded down.

Specs and Tech Details

  • Advanced Climate Control air conditioning (dual or four-zone)
  • Standard multifunction sports steering wheel and an optional multifunction GT sports steering wheel
  • BOSE Surround Sound System
  • Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System with 1,455 watts and 21 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer ensures exquisite musical delight while driving.
  • Central control unit for audio, navigation and communication: Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation
  • Active Parking Support and Enhanced voice control

The PCM display on the 10.9-inch central display on the dashboard can be individually configured.

Also, it has an optional 10.9-inch front passenger display, allowing access to navigation and infotainment functions. Among other things, an optional 5.9-inch rear touchscreen display is available.

Additionally, there is a 16.8-inch curved display with 3 personalisable round instruments, and an 8.4-inch large centre console control panel. This provides access to navigation, media, telephone, settings and Apple CarPlay via a menu bar which can be disabled.

Launch Control Function

The Launch Control function also produces maximum acceleration from a standing start. It can be activated in both Sport and Sport Plus mode to prepare all systems for a rapid get-away.

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Battery, Power Output and Speed Facts

Models Battery Variant Power Output Max. Torque with Launch Control Top Speed Acceleration from 0-100 kmph
Taycan Performance battery

Performance battery Plus

240 kW 345 Nm 230 kmph 5.4 s
Taycan 4S Performance battery

Performance battery Plus

320 kW 640 Nm 250 kmph 4 s
Taycan Turbo Performance battery Plus 460 kW 850 Nm 260 kmph 3.2 s
Taycan Turbo S Performance battery Plus 460 kW 1050 Nm 260 kmph 2.8 s
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo Performance battery Plus 280 kW 500 Nm 220 kmph 5.1 s
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo Performance battery Plus 360 kW 650 Nm 240 kmph 4.1 s
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo Performance battery Plus 460 kW 850 Nm 250 kmph 3.3 s
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo Performance battery Plus 460 kW 1050 Nm 250 kmph 2.9 s

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Driving Modes

  • Normal
  • Sport
  • Sport Plus
  • Individual
  • Range
  • Gravel

Colors

Solid Colors: White, Black

Metallic Colors:

  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Volcano Grey Metallic
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Gentian Blue Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Mamba Green Metallic
  • Frozen Blue Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Frozen Berry Metallic
  • Cherry Metallic
  • Coffee Beige Metallic

Special Colors:

  • Carmine Red
  • Neptune Blue
  • Crayon
  • Ice Grey Metallic

Wheels

  • 20-inch Taycan Turbo Aero wheel
  • 20-inch Sport Aero wheel
  • 21-inch Mission E Design wheel painted in exterior colour
  • 21-inch Mission E Design wheel painted in black (high-gloss)
  • 21-inch Taycan Exclusive Design wheel
  • 21-inch Taycan Exclusive Design wheel painted in satin Aurum
  • 21-inch Taycan Exclusive Design wheel with carbon aeroblades
  • 20-inch Taycan Turbo Aero Design wheel
  • 20-inch Taycan Turbo S Aero Design wheel

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Porsche also launched the updated Macan at a starting price of ₹83 lakh (ex-showroom) and expects both Macan and Taycan EV to further its sales in the country.

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