Porsche arrived at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with Tesla Model X-rivaling prototype which is based on its upcoming Mission E all-electric car. Called the Mission E Cross Turismo, Porsche described it as a concept study rather than a production-ready design. The concept according to Michael Mauer, Porsche’s vice president of design, is a new Mission E derivative offering a bit of rugged SUV character and off-road capability without being a traditional SUV. Created for those living an active lifestyle, the designers at Porsche gave the Cross Turismo a slightly higher ride height, chunkier Pirelli tires suited for unpaved roads, plastic cladding for the wheel arches and fog lamps integrated into the hood.
On the inside, Porsche has gone for a minimalist approach to design the cabin which seats four people. There are two 11-inch displays to control just about every function of the car. The concept also has a drone in the cargo area that can fly out to take videos of the car from the sky. Porsche is calling the Mission E Cross Turismo a “CUV,” or cross utility vehicle. The concept features rear axle steering system and an air suspension system capable of raising ride height by nearly 2 inches for light off-roading. The car uses two permanent magnet synchronous motors for propulsion which produces a combined output in excess of 600bhp. Porsche claims that it can do 0-62mph in 3.5sec, 0-124mph in less than 12 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph. Porsche electric cars will have a working voltage of 800 volts that will enable the car to extract a range of 248 miles from a 15-minute charge time.