Cross Turismo previews Porsche's future, but which part?

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept

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While this is still in the concept stages, Porsche says the Mission E Cross Turismo will be released in 2019 and will boast a 0-62mph time of just 3.5 seconds, a 300 mile range, 600-hp, and an 80% recharge time of just 15 minutes, meaning it's set to give the Mosel S a run for its money.

Someone at Porsche must love wagons: following the Panamera Sport Turismo, we get the Mission E Cross Turismo jacked up wagon.

The German auto manufacturer hasn't revealed any technical details of the new vehicle, but Autocar believes it will use a similar electric motor system to the Mission E, meaning it will get two motors, with one on each axle producing a combined 600bhp and 663lb ft of torque.

"The Mission E Cross Turismo is an expression of how we envision the all-electric future", Blume said.

Porsche says the power characteristics of the two electric motors provide a "level of continuous power that is unmatched by any other electric vehicle" on sale today. Earlier this year, news broke of an electric auto that could potentially charge in just one minute. "Porsche drivers won't need to worry about anything like that happening".

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept
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Henrik Fisker, who left a career at Aston Martin to start his own company, wants to use solid-state batteries to recharge faster and hold more energy. There are also touch sensitive controls on the centre console and steering wheel. The boot also has a rail system with removable straps for securing loads and fitting in one of Porsche's new e-bikes.

This surprise reveal is basically the Mission E saloon that ditches its three-box design in favour of a much larger trunk for added versatility.

Porsche said its Cross Turismo is "road-ready" and while production is not confirmed Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said during the maker's Geneva presentation that, "In my opinion, there is a very good case for a production version soon".

According to Engadget UK, Porsche said it was investigating putting the CUV into production.

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