After starting this 2022 with the introduction of the National Electromobility Strategy, Chile has attracted the attention of major automotive manufacturers that already had operations in the country, but have now intensified their efforts to gain a foothold in the region.
One of the brands that brings the best of its new range and technologies is Porsche, which unveiled its first 100% electric sports car, the Taycan Cross Turismo. The vehicle is available in Chile in three versions, all equipped as standard with the Performance Plus battery, which has a capacity of 93.4 kWh.
The first model available is the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, which has a power output of 380 hp (280 kW), which with the overboost and Launch Control function increases to 476 hp (350 kW). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, has a top speed of 220 km/h and a range of 389 – 456 km.
Also available is the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, which has an output of 490 hp (360 kW). Additionally, with the overboost and Launch Control function it increases to 571 hp (420 kW). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, has a top speed of 240 km/h and a range of 388 – 452 km.
Another model is the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo: It has a power output of 625 hp (460 kW), which with the overboost and Launch Control function increases to 680 hp (500 kW). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, has a top speed of 250 km/h and has a range of 395 – 452 km, depending on the WLTP.
According to official Porsche data, the new Cross Turismo maintains the same 1,967 mm width of the Taycan sedan, while the height of the 4 and 4S versions is 1,409 mm and that of the Turbo is 1,412 mm.
The length increases by 11 mm, compared to Taycan, reaching 4,974 mm. Inside, rear passengers have an additional 47 mm of space to the ceiling, offering greater amplitude. The trunk is another beneficiary of this new silhouette, providing a capacity of 366 liters, which can be extended to more than 1,200 liters with the seats down, while the front trunk offers 84 liters of cargo.
The high-tech chassis, with all-wheel drive and adaptive air suspension, comes standard on all three variants. The optional Off-Road Design package increases ground clearance by up to 30 mm. This means that the Cross Turismo can also drive on rough unpaved roads. The ‘Gravel’ mode enhances the capabilities of the new model when driving on such demanding terrain. This new mode is added to the already known ‘Range’, ‘Normal’, ‘Sport’, ‘Sport Plus’ and ‘Individual’.
For the Porsche Manager in Chile, Cristóbal Lüttecke, the addition of the Taycan Cross Turismo to the portfolio of one hundred percent electric models not only reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainable mobility, but also offers zero-emission mobility alternatives.