The Porsche Taycan range, including the Cross Turismo, is being launched even further into the digital sphere thanks to a number of updates that the German manufacture has applied. These visual and technical additions will be available to models purchased next year.
As you may have noticed, the Porsche Taycan depicted here sports a rather boisterous colour finish. This is just one of the highly colourful paint finishes that have been added to range. Porsche says that these eye-catching colours are now making a comeback with its consumers.
As part of the continually developing personalisation strategy of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, the electric sedan and wagon is now available with ‘Paint to Sample’ and ‘Paint to Sample Plus’ in addition to 17 standard paint colours. The first option allows painting with 65 additional colours, at present. This includes the Moonlight Blue Metallic, Acid Green, Rubystar Red, Riviera Blue and Viola Metallic. Paint to Sample Plus gives customers almost complete freedom in their choice of colour, even permitting them to match their Porsche Taycan to their favourite accessory.
The German manufacturer claims that real-world range of the latest Porsche Taycan models will be improved via extensive technological developments. In Normal and Range modes, the front electric motor is almost completely decoupled and de-energised in the partial load range in the all-wheel drive models.
Furthermore, no drive is transmitted to either axle when the car is coasting or at a standstill. This electric freewheel function reduces drag losses. The motors are switched on again within milliseconds only when the driver requests more power or changes the driving mode.
The thermal management and charging functions have also been further improved. With the Turbo Charging Planner, the high-voltage battery can now be heated to a slightly higher temperature than before. This means that fast charging is possible earlier and at a higher charge level. In addition, the waste heat from the electrical components is used to an even greater extent for battery temperature regulation.
For ease of use, a remote park assist function has been added to the Porsche Taycan. With this, owners can remotely control parking manoeuvres via a smartphone when driving into and out of parking spaces without the driver needing to be behind the wheel. Automatic control is possible for both parallel and alley docking parking spaces and garages. The system automatically detects parking spaces and measures them using the vehicle’s ultrasonic sensors and camera systems.