2019 Porsche Mission E coupé-SUV – Cross Turismo

Mission E Cross Turismo concept revealed Porsche has unveiled a new off-road concept vehicle called the Mission E Cross Turismo…

Porsche unveiled a new off-road concept vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show, called the Mission E Cross Turismo. Porsche say that the vehicle is already fit for the road and that a series produced car based on the concept will launch in 2019. The electrically powered design study is being labelled a ‘Cross Utility Vehicle’ (CUV), and it takes more than a few design cues from the upcoming Mission E. At 1.42 metres in height, 1.99 metres in width and 4.95 metres in length, it is equal in length to a current Panamera saloon. The crossover concept car, features 20-inch wheels shod with 275/40 tyres.

The new all-wheel drive vehicle features two permanent magnet synchronous motors (PSM) producing 600hp, this allows it to accelerate to 62mph in less than 3.5 seconds and onto a top speed of more than 120mph in under 12 seconds. The Mission E Cross Turismo has an 800-volt architecture, ensuring it is able to be connected to the fast charging network or the Porsche home energy storage system, additionally, the battery of the Mission E Cross Turismo can be replenished using induction, a charging station or a Porsche home energy storage system. The lithium-ion battery can be charged for a range of around 250 miles in just over 15 minutes In terms of chassis design, the concept features all-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension, increasing its ground clearance by up to 50 millimetres. Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is also found, providing active roll stabilisation during cornering.

“The Mission E Cross Turismo is an expression of how we envision the all-electric future. It combines sportiness and everyday practicality in a unique style. Our vehicle will be fast to drive, but also quick to recharge and able to replicate its performance time after time,” said Oliver Blume, CEO of Porsche AG.

The four-door four-seater boasts striking off-road design elements as well as being innovative; it features touchscreen controls and eye-tracking technology. The luminescent white Porsche logo on the rear is composed of glass letters embedded in a three-dimensional cover with a circuit board design.

Whilst charging the ‘E’ in the Porsche logo pulsates, and the circuit board element is also brought to life by pulses of light. This makes the flow of energy impressively visual for the customer. A large panoramic glass roof extends from the windscreen to the boot lid.

Inside it is both flexible and dynamic. The backrest of each individual seat in the rear has a load-through facility enabling skis and other long equipment to be carried easily. The backrests themselves can be folded down and in addition, the boot features a rail system with adjustable and removable straps to allow users to secure items quickly and safely.

The dashboard’s instrument panel is organised horizontally with an extra-wide display for the driver and front passenger. Freestanding, the cluster is angled towards the driver and includes three circular display graphics with digital content on TFT screens. The centre console between the front seats rises towards the dash panel. Overall, the interior design features include visible lightweight structures, which can be found on the instrument panel and seats.

The innovative displays and ‘smart cabin’ operating concept is a design highlight of the Mission E Cross Turismo, it features a head-up display, the display also features eye-tracking control – using a camera in the rear-view mirror, the eye-tracking system detects which instrument the driver is looking at. 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. The same technology features on the passenger display, the passenger can operate various apps to control features such as media, navigation and air conditioning as well as contact lists.

From outside the vehicle, drivers can access a range of information and alter settings using a smart device. We expect this to be the first of several Mission E-based vehicles from Porsche.

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