Porsche has confirmed it has given its Mission E Cross Turismo concept the green light for series production, adding that it will be positioned as a "derivative of the Taycan".
In a statement, the Zuffenhausen-based automaker announced its supervisory board had agreed to put the shooting brake concept – revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show back in March – into production. The decision will, according to Porsche, create 300 additional jobs at its headquarters.
The Mission E Cross Turismo show car, which Porsche describes as a “road-ready concept”, features a powertrain comprising two permanent magnet synchronous motors with a total system output of 440 kW. This gives the electric crossover a claimed 0-100 km/h time of less than 3,5 seconds, with Porsche adding that the 200 km/h mark is reached in 12 seconds.
The Mission E Cross Turismo boasts an 800-volt architecture that allows for fast charging and a touchscreen infotainment system complete with eye-tracking technology.
The production version will hit the market at some point after the Taycan (itself scheduled for a 2019 introduction), with the latter generating 1 200 new jobs.
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