Yesterday Porsche surprised the crowd at the Geneva Motor Show with the debut of the Mission E Cross Turismo concept, a new EV concept that builds upon the original Mission E. While Porsche touted the fact that the Cross Turismo version is more versatile than the Mission E with its greater cargo capacity, Porsche declined to provide any details about a production version. But it might happen.
“I find the unique concept and the design instantly convincing. In my opinion there’s a good prospect for series production very soon,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume told Automotive News. It actually would be pretty easy to build a production version of the Mission E Cross Turismo, since it shares its platform with the Mission E. Sources claim that a production version could start rolling off the production line around 2021 – two years after the production version of the Mission E arrives.
“We want to ensure utilization rate doesn’t trail off as the Mission E gets older, so we will bring a derivative just as we do with other model lines,” a senior executive told Automotive News Europe.
The Mission E Cross Turismo is a more family friendly EV than the original with its extra cargo space and its higher ground clearance will give it the ability to do some minimal off-roading. The concept is powered by two electric motors that generate 600 horsepower, combined. The Mission E Cross Turismo concept can also travel just over 300 miles on a single charge and if you plug it into an 800-volt charger you can charge it up to 80 percent in about 15 minutes.