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Geneva Motor Show: Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo revealed

By Chris Thompson, 06 Mar 2018 News

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo rear side2

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Porsche has been spending some time playing mash-up, it seems, as the latest Stuttgart concept is half Panamera Turismo, half Mission E.

But it’s not a wagon, or an SUV, it’s a cross utility vehicle.

More specifically, this is “the concept study of an electrically driven cross utility vehicle,” which Porsche has granted all-wheel drive and an 800-volt architecture for fast charging and fast driving.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo seats
Porsche says its 440kW would allow it, along with its all-wheel grip and instant torque, to hit 100km/h in a realistic 3.5 seconds, and 200 km/h in under 12 seconds.

It adds that the Mission E Cross Turismo would have a range of about 400km after a charge lasting just 15 minutes.

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All-wheel steering and air suspension, as well as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control and 275/40 R 20 tyres all help keep the Mission E Cross Turismo stable and firmly on the road, reducing tilt and ‘lateral rocking’.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo front
One non-performance related feature which caught our attention is the ‘eye-tracking control’ on the driver’s dash.

Here’s how Porsche describes it: “Using a camera in the rear-view mirror, the eye-tracking system detects which instrument the driver is looking at.

Porsche's Mission E alongside the GT2 RS

“The displays he or she can see are then brought to the foreground, while others are made smaller when the driver looks away.

“Operations are carried out using smart touch controls on the steering wheel.”

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo dash
It sounds weird, but it’s an interesting idea if it works without being distracting.

During the press conference, it was hammered home that Porsche has designed the Cross with active lifestyles in mind.

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But is it Porsche’s future? There was only a quick joke about putting it into production, so we won’t hold our collective breath.