The Porsche Mission E debuted three years ago in Frankfurt, and for a car that’s never seen the inside of a Nashua Porsche dealership, it’s generated an outsized amount of coverage. If this year’s Geneva International Motor Show is any indication, the buzz is about to get louder; there’s another Porsche Mission E concept, and it’s a beauty.
It’s called the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo. It shares a lot in common with the earlier Mission E Concept. Both are immediately recognizable as new Porsche cars in profile, but at the same time, there are subtle differences from existing Porsche models — a nip and tuck here, a bit of headlight geometry there — that remind you that the Mission E Concept is forging its own parallel identity.
There are important differences, too. To start with, there’s the added two inches of ride height, which are meant to give a bit of off-road capability. Concept cars often throw caution to the wind, and there’s a bit of that here (like the cargo area, which is lined with carbon fiber). But unlike its predecessor, the Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo debuts much closer to production form.
As it’s currently specced, the crossover concept will take you from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds thanks to its electric motors’ 600 net horsepower. Driving range is estimated at about 310 miles, about 250 of which can be recouped by rapid recharging in about 15 minutes. Its interior is dotted with touchscreen inputs, and has all the comfort touches you’d expect from a vehicle wearing the Porsche badge.
The unknown at this point is street date. The Porsche Mission E is due for a 2019 launch, probably as a 2020 model. We expect its crossover sibling to arrive at Porsche Nashua around 2020-21, which means if you lease a new Porsche Macan today, it’ll be coming off lease just in time for an all-electric (and decidedly electrifying) replacement. Learn more by visiting us at 170 Main Dunstable Road.