Sport Turismo is a more road-focused version of Cross Turismo; GTS is “sweet spot” between 4S and Turbo.
Porsche has expanded its Taycan line-up with the introduction of the new Sport Turismo – which combines the wagon-style body of the Cross Turismo with the lower ride height of the sedan, while the GTS trim will also be available on the normal Taycan.
The Taycan GTS sedan is confirmed for Australia priced from $237,000 before on-road costs and is expected to arrive in second quarter of 2022. Details for the wagon are yet to be confirmed.
The Sport Turismo is at the LA motor show this week in new GTS trim, which has been added to the Taycan line-up to serve as the “sporty sweet spot” of the range, between the 4S and Turbo.
The new wagon is aimed at customers who want the “everyday practicality” of the Cross Turismo but don’t want to “miss out on the on-road performance” of the saloon.
The Sport Turismo drops the 4×4-inspired off-road cladding of the higher-riding variant but keeps its 1200- litre boot and 45mm of extra head room.
As with Porsche’s other GTS models, it is marked out by black exterior trim elements and Race-Tex interior upholstery, while a unique tune for the adaptive air suspension promises a distinctive dynamic character.
In the absence of an exhaust system to upgrade, the Taycan GTS gets its own version of Porsche’s Electric Sport Sound, which accompanies acceleration.
Taycan product boss Kevin Giek introduced the new variants: “The Taycan model range has grown steadily since its world premiere in 2019. Three body variants with up to five engine options offer something for everyone.
“I am particularly pleased that we now also have a Taycan with the legendary GTS moniker. It is positioned above the Taycan 4S and below the Taycan Turbo derivatives, so it represents a real sweet spot in the range.”
Porsche has not given any official hints as to how the Taycan range could be further expanded. The 911, 718 Cayman and Cayenne are each available in full-bore GT trim, but the Panamera – the Taycan’s closest combustion-engined relation – tops out with the Turbo S.