Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept: second electric model previewed

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

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Makes Surprise Debut In Geneva

But we digress. The Mission E Cross Turismo is a concept conceived to directly compete with Tesla's Model X once it reaches production form. Maybe never. An Mission E will definitely be coming, but Porsche is using the Geneva show to gauge interest in this latest concept. This gives the Porsche more than 600 horsepower and the benefit of virtual all-wheel-drive.

The Cross Turismo measures 3950mm long, 1990mm wide and 1420mm tall - nearly the exact dimensions of its nearest rival the Tesla Model S - but adaptive air suspension can raise the electric-vehicle 50mm higher on its 20-inch alloys for increased ground clearance when the road turns rough.

Porsche and parent company Volkswagen 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.

The Porsche crossover would also benefit from an air suspension-like the Tesla-and a four-wheel steering system-unlike the Tesla-that would provide occupant comfort, but also Porsche-level handling.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is for the most serious track rats. According to the company, the Mission E Cross Turismo should accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in less than 12 seconds.

Design boss Michael Mauer said its "design mixes everyday usability with off road adventure".

That's an ugly moniker, and an ever uglier automobile, but if you speak modern auto name you have probably already worked out that this is a variant of the previous Porsche Mission E all-electric concept that prays on the current trend for both crossovers and estate cars.

The concept vehicle has all-wheel drive through two motors and an 800-volt architecture, prepared for connection to the fast charging network.

Based off the Porsche Mission E, it comes with the same basic layout with dual electric motors, floorboard battery and sleek looks. It should be able to offer 248 miles after just 15 minutes' charge as well. Unlike the five-passenger sedan, this concept only seats four.

No production dates or prices for the Mission E Cross Turismo have been announced as yet.

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