Introduced in 2020, the Taycan is an electric sport sedan that gives Porsche an offering in a growing class of high-performance luxury EVs. It’s the brand’s first fully electric model.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For the Taycan’s third year on the market, Porsche has added a new GTS trim level, while all trims now come with Android Auto smartphone integration in addition to last year’s Apple CarPlay. Porsche says it has also improved the Taycan’s charging system in order to help reduce charging times.
To start, Porsche offers the Taycan in sedan and Sport Turismo and Cross Turismo (station wagon) body styles. The sedan comes as the 4S, GTS, Turbo, and Turbo S; Sport Turismo is sold exclusively in GTS form; and Cross Turismo kicks off in Taycan 4 trim, and can also be had in 4S, Turbo, and Turbo S trim levels.
Entry-level Taycan models come with adaptive air suspension, LED headlights, lane keep assist, cruise control, parking assist sensors, and passive keyless entry. You also get 19-inch wheels, two-zone A/C, leather upholstery, heated/power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, a digital gauge display, and a 10.9-inch infotainment touchscreen.
As you move up the Taycan’s trim ladder, Porsche mostly adds performance, cosmetic, and chassis improvements.
If you peruse the Taycan’s option sheet, you’ll see 14- and 18-way-adjustable front seats. A performance package adds rear-axle steering, dynamic chassis control, sport chrono package, torque vectoring, and an engine sound generator. A premium package adds a panoramic roof, ventilated front seats, a Bose stereo, lane change assist, and power-folding mirrors.
You can also add a tech package of a head-up display, a passenger-side touchscreen, active parking assist, and adaptive cruise control.
Other options include night vision assist, lane change assist, and surround-view cameras.
Porsche’s energy consumption estimates for the Taycan start at 2.8/2.9 Le/100 km (city/highway) for the GTS model; the least efficient version is the Turbo S, which is rated at 3.4/3.3 Le/100 km.