2021 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo EV launched in Malaysia, three variants priced from RM645,209 to RM968,928
The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is now on sale in Malaysia. Its local introduction comes a little over a year after the German carmaker's first ever production EV was launched here, undoubtedly delayed by the long-lasting effects of the pandemic and ensuing rounds of lockdown.
Now that it's here, Porsche customers can choose between the Taycan's sleek original package or the more versatile Cross Turismo, which is priced here from RM645,209 for the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo. Higher up the range are the 4S and Turbo models, which command RM728,727 and RM968,928 respectively. That's the whole range under the million-Ringgit mark, thanks to SST exemptions that run until the end of the year.
For the money, you get up to 476PS (with overboost) for the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, 571PS for the 4S and 680PS for the range-topping Turbo, resulting in century sprints of 5.1 seconds, 4.1 seconds and 3.3 seconds respectively. Top speed is rated at 220kph for the base variant, 240kph for the 4S and 250kph for the Turbo.
For Malaysia, the 93.4kWh 'Performance Battery Plus' is fitted as standard across the range, giving the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo 437km of range. Naturally, the feistier variants lose a few klicks, with the 4S getting 436km and the Turbo doing 425km on paper.
As for the bits that put the Cross Turismo in the jacked-up Taycan's name, there's 20mm additional ground clearance with the option to raise this by another 10mm via the Offroad Design package. This optional extra adds on a 'Gravel' mode exclusive to the Cross Turismo – perfect for sketchy kampung roads and a round of playful rallying round the estate, palm trees fizzing past the horizon.
Inside, the Cross Turismo offers 47mm more headroom for rear-seat passengers than the standard Taycan and the boot is expandable to a whopping 1,200 litres with the seats folded down. So, if space was one of the reasons you were considering a Cayenne, you might want to visit your nearest Porsche showroom once more to be sure.
After all, an all-electric, all-round Porsche isn't something easy to turn down, not if our track experience in the Taycan is anything to go by.