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More Porsche Taycan variants could be in the pipeline

Porsche considering more versions of Taycan EV; two-door, sporty estate and convertible models

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - static

Porsche could add more variants of its Taycan EV to the line-up, with a two-door coupe, a lower, sportier version of the newly launched Cross Turismo and even a convertible possible.

Speaking following the launch of the brand’s second Taycan model, Dr Stefan Weckback, Vice President Model Line Taycan, outlined that the German sports car maker could contemplate adding other body styles to the Taycan range, with the car’s J1 underpinnings making this technically feasible.

However, for any resultant extra body style to materialise, Porsche would have to gauge the appetite for such a car or cars.

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Asked if there was space for a third body style, such as a two-door coupe, or a potential sportier, lower-riding Taycan Sport Turismo estate without the Cross Turismo’s more off-road focused additions, Weckback said:

“The platform is perfect for future additional product ideas and we are thinking in different directions,” before adding that it was still quite early in the Taycan’s lifecycle.

“We are discussing definitely different ideas and this [a Taycan Sport Turismo] could be one of those ideas,” Weckback said.

A lower-slung estate-bodied version of the Taycan has previously been spied testing, so it could be that with fewer adjustments needed to realise this model, this would be the likely candidate for a third Taycan variant.

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However, the next EV to come from Porsche is likely to be an SUV. It’s no secret that the brand is planning an all-electric version of its Macan, which will arrive next year. Weckback added that, following the Macan EV’s arrival, “then we are prepared to react quite fast in terms of market requirements and changes.”

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo - rear convoy

The Taycan Cross Turismo could inform new models in the Taycan saloon line-up too, according to Weckback. The Cross Turismo is launching with a ‘4’ powertrain, whereas the regular saloon is only available in standard or 4S guise.

Weckback said that we could see a Taycan 4. “As we are sharing the platform and sharing the components, it could make sense to have a Taycan 4 as well. We know there is interest from different parts of the world for base 4 cars and we are thinking about it.”

Porsche’s Taycan product boss also outlined that the model is continuously being optimised, highlighted by the fact that the Taycan 4S Cross Turismo accelerates three tenths of a second faster than the Taycan 4S from 0-124mph.

“We are always optimising the whole system and these optimisation will come back to the saloon as well.”

Find out more on what we thought of the prototype version of the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo here...

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Sean’s been writing about cars since 2010, having worked for outlets as diverse as PistonHeads, MSN Cars, Which? Cars, Race Tech – a specialist motorsport publication – and most recently Auto Express and sister titles Carbuyer and DrivingElectric

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