The Tech-Savvy Porsche Mission E Spawns a Cross Turismo Crossover Concept

March 7, 2018

Porsche is one of those carmakers that has not hidden its intent to have an electrified future. Proof of this is the cool Mission E all-electric vehicle that is set to go into production by 2020. Further proof of this point is the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo that debuts at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

Keen observers will note that the name connotes an all-electric Porsche crossover that combines the future mobility prospects with a versatile vehicle for the active set. This could very well be the future of the Porsche SUV, with its low-slung hood, muscular wings, sleek window lines, sloping flyline (a la Panamera Sport Turismo), a continuous taillight strip, and a sporty rear spoiler.

Porsche gives the car more visual flair with touches like a large glass panoramic roof, as well as its innovative X-Sight lighting system. The Porsche logo even pulsates while topping up the battery, letting one know that energy is flowing into the car.

Yet what makes this concept special is its ability to load various types of objects inside its 4.95m long body. The four-seat cabin comes with load-through access points for skis and other long items. There are also straps and other tie-down hooks to keep things in place.

Being in a digital age means the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is full of tech goodies. There are numerous small touchscreens in the interior. The center console display is filled with detailed information about various infotainment., connectivity, and vehicle functions. And both driver and passenger get eye-tracking functionality that uses a rearview mirror-mounted camera to track which instrument they are looking at. This allows the system to bring the said info to the forefront in order for them to concentrate on this more easily. Oh, and let’s not forget that function that remembers their preferred settings and brings these up each time they get into the vehicle, making for a personalized journey.

This being a Porsche, performance is guaranteed by two permanent magnet synchronous motors that generate over 600hp. This is good for a 0-100kph run of 3.5 seconds, a 0-200kph sprint in less than 12 ticks, and successive acceleration runs with no loss of power. Moreover, its all-wheel drive system means go-anywhere capability.  Handling and stability are further enhanced by four-wheel steering, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, and air suspension which can also adjust the vehicle’s height by up to 50mm.

As for charging that 800volt system, Porsche says doing so using a host of options (fast charging, home charger, or induction charger) will allow one to travel for up to 400kms before the battery needs to be topped up.

At the moment, the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo is merely a design study that debuts at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.