The new Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo will be built in 2019

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept

Porsche dropped a surprise debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Mission E Cross Turismo.

Large 20-inch wheels add to the car's on-road presence, while at the rear the Porsche logo is made from glass letters - the "E" of which pulses when the auto is charging. In fact, Porsche's officials hinted during the Geneva premiere event the concept has big chances to enter production soon as it's "already fit for the road", according to company CEO Oliver Blume.

There is still a lot we do not know about the concept but so far, the consumers seem to be pretty pleased with where Porsche is taking the concept. It builds upon the Mission E design study presented in 2015.

Separately, Porsche expects the cross-utility variant of its all-electric Mission E sports vehicle to attract at least 20,000 buyers if it gets approved for production, Steiner said. The press release isn't too generous with details about the interior, but Porsche does say it features an innovative display and operating concept with touchscreen and eye-tracking control.

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Despite being just a concept vehicle, the Mission E wagon/crossover looks almost production ready, featuring a massive panoramic infotainment touchscreen stretching across the entire width of the dashboard.

The concept builds on the Mission E study that Porsche first unveiled back in 2015, but it's actually road-ready, the auto maker says, and features a 0 to 60 MPH time of less than 3.5 seconds, along with a driving range of over 310 miles on a single charge. The vehicle would also be compatible with inductive charging technology. That would allow an 80% top-off of the battery in around 20 minutes, though using a more conventional Level 2 home charger would require something more on the order of five hours.

The adaptive air suspension is capable of increasing the ground clearance by 50 mm and the power is sent to all four wheels via the all-wheel drive system with Porsche Torque Vectoring.

The backrest of each individual rear seat has a load-through facility, good for skis and other long equipment. Each backrest also folds down independently for maximum flexibility. A freestanding instrument cluster is angled towards the driver, and the centre console rises towards the dash panel. The Porsche lettering illuminated in white is embedded in a three-dimensional cover with a circuit path graphic.

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