Porsche is introducing a fourth variant to its Taycan range in Australia.
The additional model, named purely Taycan, is the first rear-wheel drive variant of Porsche’s first all-electric sportscar.
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo is also being added to the product line-up. Both new models are available to order from today, with first Australian deliveries expected to commence from early 2022.
The entry-level Taycan is available with two sizes of battery. With the standard Performance Battery, it delivers up to 300 kW / 408 PS* (horsepower) and 345 Nm of torque in overboost mode with Launch Control. The optional Performance Battery Plus increases output to up to 350 kW / 476 PS* (horsepower) and 357 Nm of torque.
The Taycan accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, whichever battery is specified. Its top speed is also 230 km/h in both configurations, while its maximum charging capacity is up to 225 kW (Performance Battery) or up to 270 kW (Performance Battery Plus).
The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo is fitted with the Performance Battery Plus as standard and delivers up to 350 kW / 476 PS* (horsepower) and 500 Nm of torque in overboost mode with Launch Control. The model is capable of accelerating from a standing start to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds thanks to its all-wheel-drive configuration.
Range for the entry-level Taycan is up to 369 kilometres# with the standard Performance Battery or up to 434 kilometres# with the optional Performance Battery Plus. The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo however, is capable of up to 437# kilometres.
Australian standard specifications for the new Taycan
Australian models gain a range of standard equipment in addition to worldwide standard specifications.
In Australia, the new Taycan and Taycan 4 Cross Turismo will be equipped with the following driver assistance systems as standard: Comfort Access, Lane Change Assist, ParkAssist (front and rear) with Surround View, Adapive Cruise Control with Traffic Jam Assist, Head-Up Display and Power steering Plus.
Furthermore, Windscreen with Grey top tint, Automatically dimming mirrors, Electrically-folding exterior mirrors, LED headlights with PDLS Plus, Privacy glazing, Tyre sealant with electric air compressor, Steering wheel heating, Side airbags in rear compartment, 14-way Comfort seats with memory package and Digital radio are also fitted as Australian standard.
From an E-Performance perspective, the new Taycan and Taycan 4 Cross Turismo will be equipped the same equipment as the Taycan 4S. This includes the Porsche Charging Dock, a Mobile Charger Connect module, a charging cable for domestic sockets, two charging cables for industrial sockets and the Home Energy Manager to assist with the setup of efficient charging infrastructure at home.
The model also includes the most up-to-date Public Charging hardware consisting of a 150 kW on-board DC-Charger for use at 400 volt charging points, and a Mode 3 public charging cable compatible with the majority of AC charging networks already established in Australia.
Taycan owners receive a complimentary three year subscription to the Chargefox Ultra-Rapid DC charging network (up to 350 kW), and complimentary charging at selected Chargefox-managed Fast DC charging sites (mostly 50 kW) &. The complimentary subscription period begins on delivery of the vehicle. Owners can download the Chargefox app via Google Play or Apple App Store.
Taycan specification updates for the entire Australian range
All Taycan models are now receiving specification updates as part of the model year update.
The Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S models will gain Head-Up Display, Windscreen with Grey top tinting, Tyre sealant with electric air compressor, Traffic Jam Assist and Power Steering Plus (already standard on the Taycan Turbo S) as standard.
In addition, the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S models will also receive the 22kW onboard AC-Charger as standard (optional on other Taycan models).
As with the recent model year change for 911, Cayenne and Panamera, the Taycan range will now also receive Android Auto as standard.
With Functions on Demand (FoD), Taycan drivers will be able to purchase additional convenience or assistance functions as required in the future. Alternatively, they are able to book them for a limited period. This works after the vehicle has been delivered as well as for the sports car’s original configuration. Activation online means that it is not necessary to visit the workshop. In Australia, no FoD features are currently available, but are planned for future introduction.
Taycan $156,300 ^
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo $176,600 ^
Taycan 4S $194,700 ^
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo $205,300 ^
Taycan Turbo $276,300 ^
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo $279,000 ^
Taycan Turbo S $345,800 ^
^ Prices are recommended retail prices before statutory on-road and dealer delivery charges, which vary from State to State and between dealers. Driveaway pricing available via the Porsche Car Configurator at Porsche.com.au. All prices shown are based on a standard specification vehicle with no optional equipment (unless otherwise selected). Final prices may vary from dealer to dealer and according to individual circumstances. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please contact an Official Porsche Centre to obtain specific information about prices, vehicles and features.
* PS (PferdeStärke, German for horsepower) is the standard unit used in the European Union to measure the power output of a motor in ‘metric horsepower’
& Access to complimentary Chargefox charging services is subject to customers downloading the Chargefox app and accepting Chargefox’s terms and conditions. Apple App Store is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
# The published kilometre (km) range figures are determined by Porsche AG testing in accordance with ADR 81/02 on test vehicles assuming the battery is fully charged. Actual figures will vary as they are dependent on many factors, including without limitation: individual driving style, road and traffic conditions, environmental conditions, a vehicle’s or battery’s condition, load and use. Usage of specific features and accessories (eg: vehicle equipment such as air-conditioning, or wheels or tyres used etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics and can also affect the range and performance values of a vehicle. Generally, kilometre ranges will vary from the published figures in real world Australian driving and charging conditions. Published figures should only be used for the purpose of comparison between vehicles. Please contact an Official Porsche Centre to obtain specific information about vehicles and features.