The Porsche Taycan’s burlier brother, the Mission E Cross, seems to have got approvals to become a full-time production model from the concept stage. With the warmth that the Taycan received when the production version of the Mission E Concept was unveiled earlier this year and the growing popularity and demand of EVs seems to have set the dice rolling for the Mission E Cross.
Based on Porsche Taycan, the Mission E Cross is a crossover wagon in the league of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain or the Audi A6 All-Road replete with all-wheel drive and the rugged-looking peripheral body cladding. It also sits taller than the Taycan thanks to the increased ground clearance.
Now that the Taycan is expected to offer the electric option for the Panamera, the Mission E Cross offers more ‘off-road ability’ than the sedan. Now that it has got a green signal, we can expect the production version to turn up by mid-2019 since most of the development has already been done for the Taycan itself. So, a 0-100kmph dash in less than five seconds and a range of over 400kms should be the benchmark of performance for the production version of the Mission E Cross.