Porsche recently expanded the Taycan range. Earlier this year, the German automaker introduced a rear-wheel-drive entry-level variant to make the EV more accessible to consumers. Now it’s ready to give consumers more practicality and a crossover look with the new Taycan Cross Turismo wagon.

Beyond the curvier design, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a few other differences from the Taycan sedan. For one, all Taycan Cross Turismo models come with all-wheel drive from a twin-motor setup. Base and 4S versions of the Taycan sedan are offered with a 79.2 kWh battery or a larger 93.4 kWh battery, which is a $6,000 option. The Taycan Cross Turismo is only available with the 93.4 kWh pack.

Porsche will offer the Cross Turismo in four different versions that mirror the Taycan sedan, including 4, 4S, Turbo and Turbo S. Power figures range from 469 hp in the 4, 562 hp in the 4S, 670 hp in the Turbo, and 750bhp in the Turbo S. In its fastest form, the Turbo S model, the Taycan Cross Turismo has a claimed zero-to-60mph time of 2.7 seconds, 0.1 seconds slower than the sedan.

Although the range has yet to be announced, we expect the Taycan Cross Turismo to get slightly lower numbers than the sedan. With more weight and a slightly larger stature than the sedan, the wagon’s body style won’t be able to match the Taycan 4S’ usual range of 227 miles. The EPA has not tested any of the other Taycan models.

Inside, the Taycan Cross Turismo offers 3.6 inches of rear headroom and up to 16 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats in place. For comparison, the sedan’s trunk can hold up to 14 cubic feet of cargo. According Driver, Turbo Cross Turismo models are 1.5 cubic feet less thanks to a Bose sound system. With the rear seats folded down, the Cross Turismo can hold up to 42.8 cubic feet of cargo. If you need more space, there’s 2.9 cubic feet of cargo space available in the front trunk.

This rugged design isn’t for show either. Porsche fitted the Taycan Cross Turismo with its standard adaptive dampers and air suspension system, which gives the wagon 0.8 inches more ride height than the sedan. A new Gravel ride mode raises the ride height of the wagon by 0.4 inches. Opt for the available off-road design package and the Taycan Cross Turismo still sits at the highest ride height. The set also enhances the sturdy design of the wagon with some exterior design cues.

Porsche plans to bring the Taycan Cross Turismo wagon to dealerships this summer. Pricing starts at $92,250, which is $11,000 more than the base Taycan sedan, and goes up to $188,950 for the Turbo S. Porsche includes three years of Electrify America recharge with purchase of a Cross Turismo .

For Porsche, the Taycan Cross Turismo wagon is its way of showing just how much it wants its electric range extended. So far, we’ve mostly seen electric vehicles that focus on the greatest possible range or passenger luxury. No other automaker has offered consumers a rugged option that can handle light off-road driving. Electric vans are on the way, but they’re not here now. With consumers buying crossovers and SUVs because of their rugged design, Porsche perfectly timed the release of the Taycan Cross Turismo.

With its wagon body style, rugged design and lightweight off-road capability, the Taycan Cross Turismo has no real rivals in the segment. This gives Porsche a huge advantage in the EV space. The Tesla Model S offers a lot more range and performance, but it doesn’t have the same all-terrain design or capability.

While few owners take their Porsche Cayenne off-road, the midsize SUV offers serious go-anywhere capability. Browse the internet and you’ll likely come across a video of a Cayenne following Jeeps over rough terrain. Although the Taycan Cross Turismo may not be able to tackle the same type of terrain as a Cayenne, the EV seems to be the most capable all-electric vehicle on the market today.

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