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We’re excited for the estate version of the Porsche Taycan

The electric four-door coupe’s practical sibling will be launched in a few months

If the normal Taycan is a bit lacking in space, there is this. PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

Our readers should no longer be strangers to the Porsche Taycan. We’ve written about how this thing can go the distance or snap our colleague’s vertebrae under hard acceleration. It’s a pretty dope car. However, given the popularity of SUVs these days, some buyers might not be warm about the fact that the Taycan is a low-slung four-door vehicle with a trunk. That’s why Porsche has tried to sort of bridge the gap between sedan and crossover with an estate version of its EV.

Ride height is said to be adjustable, so this car does have some go-anywhere capability. PHOTOS FROM PORSCHE

It’s called the Taycan Cross Turismo. And if the name sounds familiar, that’s because Porsche also uses the Turismo moniker on the wagon version of the Panamera. As far as estate cars go, this one is a looker with its flared fenders that clearly hide wide wheels and tires. While the Taycan’s back end smoothly swoops down toward a traditional trunk lid, the Cross Turismo obviously has a tailgate that will surely offer more room for cargo. The rear also has that stylish lightbar, quite a common feature on luxury cars these days.

The Cross Turismo looks exceptionally cool with the bike rack. PHOTO FROM PORSCHE

Porsche says that the Taycan Cross Turismo will have height-adjustable suspension and all-wheel drive, but performance figures have yet to be revealed. For now, it’s safe to assume that it will roughly have identical numbers to its four-door-coupe twin. According to the automaker, the prototypes in these pictures have collectively covered almost 1,000,000km during testing with the car due to be launched in Europe this summer.

Miggi Solidum

Miggi is an editor-at-large at VISOR. Professionally speaking, he is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He writes the 'G-Force' column.