Porsche's Mission E Cross Turismo is the EV crossover you want

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Makes Surprise Debut In Geneva

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo previews 600-hp electric crossover arriving in 2019

While Porsche is calling this a crossover, it looks much more like a lifted wagon.

The Mission E Cross Turismo can do 0-100kph in 3.5sec, 200kph in under 12 seconds and has a top speed of 250kph.

The Cross Turismo is an all-electric crossover wagon created to take on the Tesla Model X.

For starters, Porsche says it will show a production version next year, proving that the company is serious about the Mission E lineup. When it comes to charging, the Mission E Cross Turismo can be charged using induction, at a charging station or using Porsche's home energy storage system.

Porsche wrote, "With its exclusive Light Grey Metallic paint, the study is also immediately recognizable as a Porsche from the back". Power is from a lithium-ion battery that is good for a driving range of about 250 miles after a 15-minute fast-charge. Porsche says that the Mission E Cross Turismo concept has been designed for people who like to spend their free time traveling, playing sports and pursuing other outdoor activities.

Inside the vehicle Porsche has opted for a clean, minimalist and uncluttered approach that removes switches, buttons and dials for screens and touch inputs.

Inside, the instrument panel consists of an ultra-wide display, a curved driver instrument cluster and ambiance lighting.

We're not so sure about the eye-tracking control, which uses a camera in the rear-view mirror to detect which instrument the driver is looking at.

The four-door coupe measures 4.95 metres in length, a little shorter than the current Panamera.

Adjustable straps in the cargo area can secure gear and create two load levels. Porsche calls it a "Cross-Utility Vehicle" and says that it is designed for individuals with an active lifestyle, and was meant to be practical for year-round use.

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 vehicle has future potential".

The maker of the 911 sports auto would join a raft of companies working on designs for flying cars in anticipation of a shift in the transport market towards self-driving vehicles and on-demand digital mobility services.

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