Porsche has brought in its first-ever all-electric offering in its history, the Taycan four-door coupe to the Indian car market. For the Indian market, the all-electric Porsche Taycan will be available in four different variants, all of which will be brought to India through the CBU route.
Variants and Pricing
The new Porsche Taycan will be available in four different trim levels – Taycan, Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. The complete range of the new Porsche Taycan begins at Rs 1.50 crore (ex-showroom, India), which makes it even more affordable than the Audi e-Tron GT, a car which it shares with its platform with and the only car which it rivals in India.
The Porsche Taycan sits on the same platform which underpins the Audi e-Tron GT but gets a completely different looking top hat which is in line with other Porsche models. The four-door coupe retains its futuristic coupe-like design from the Mission E concept, which was showcased by Porsche in 2015.
The overall design is well-complemented with Matrix LED headlamps with four daytime running LED elements at the front and an LED light bar stretched across its width at the rear, both of which have become a usual norm in all the models from Porsche. While the regular variants ride on 20-inch wheels, the Turbo variants are equipped with bigger 21-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin of the Taycan is by far the most futuristic-looking among all the cars produced by Porsche to date. The biggest highlight of the cabin of Taycan has to be the presence of four different screens at the front, all of which minimize the use of physical buttons and make the cabin look very modern. The screens include a 16.8-inch instrument console, 10.9-inch touchscreen infotainment, 8.4-inch screen for in-cabin and vehicle adjustments and an additional 10.9-inch infotainment screen for co-passenger.
In terms of space, the Taycan offers more space over the Panamera despite it being smaller than the latter. The car has two large storage compartments – 82 litres of the front trunk and 400 litres of boot space.
All variants of Porsche Taycan get different electric motor setups and save for the base rear-wheel-drive Taycan, the rest of the three variants get an all-wheel-drive system as standard. The single motor present in the base Taycan makes 408 bhp, while the more Taycan 4S has a maximum power output of 530 bhp with its dual motor setup. Both these variants get a 79.2 kWh battery pack, which takes 20 minutes to charge from 5 to 80 per cent using a 350 kW fast charger. The base Taycan is the variant that offers the maximum driving range at 484 km.
The ironically named Porsche Taycan Turbo has its maximum power output of 680 bhp, while the top-spec Turbo S variant produces 761 bhp. It makes the Porsche Taycan Turbo S the most-powerful electric vehicle on sale in the country today, with it being powerful enough to cover the 0-100 kmph sprint in just 2.8 seconds.