Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Enlarge ImagePorsche's next Mission E is a crossover SUV.                  Porsche

Enlarge ImagePorsche's next Mission E is a crossover SUV. Porsche

Not to be outdone by Jaguar, Porsche has unveiled the all-electric Mission E Cross Turismo at Geneva - an estate-shaped all-wheel-drive show auto which is apparently "a serious prospect for production". This time, however, there will be no waiting to get behind the wheel, because as early as 2019, the production version of the current-carrying, nearly five-meter-long cross-utility vehicle should be on the road, which could be unsafe for United States electric auto giant Tesla. The Mission E Cross Turismo is a crossover utility vehicle with all-wheel drive, four doors and a larger cargo capacity for making sure you have plenty of room to stow your skis before you hit the slopes since this is definitely the kind of auto that appeals to people who ski.

The Cross Turismo has around 600 HP of power from its motors, and can get up to over 120 miles per hour in under 12 seconds. Several highlights are done in blue (which is European for green), including the wheels, an LED strip in the rear valence, and some subtle detailing on the otherwise not-at-all-subtle side skirts.

By using 800-volt electronics inside the vehicle, Porsche reckons this new fast-charging network can replenish the batteries in just 15 minutes - and the Cross Turismo's full range is expected to be around 250 miles.

The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is an all-terrain electric wagon. The dash has a freestanding instrument cluster angled towards the driver with three circular display fields digitally displayed on TFT screens. Using 800 volts, as opposed to the industry standard 400 volt, the Mission E and Mission E Cross Turismo will be able to charge twice as fast.

The adaptive air suspension is capable of increasing the ground clearance by 50 mm and the power is sent to all four wheels via the all-wheel drive system with Porsche Torque Vectoring.

No plans to produce the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo have been confirmed.

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"Operations are carried out using smart touch controls on the steering wheel". "It combines sportiness and everyday practicality in unique style", said Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, in a statement.

Reiterating Blume's comments that the Mission E Cross Turismo was created as a feasibility study, Mauer adds it will be useful "to find out if this auto has future potential".

Porsche is set to do battle with Tesla for supremacy in the world of high-performance electric vehicles.

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