Although Porsche is currently immersed in the development of its next electric models, the Macan, Cayenne, and 718 Cayman/Boxster, in parallel it is also working on the mid-life update of the Taycan, whose test units have already been sighted during its open road test
This important renewal, whose commercial launch is scheduled for the year 2024, will allow the German saloon to face the rest of its commercial life until the arrival of its second generation in 2027, which will be based on the SSP platform of the Volkswagen Group. What can we expect from the first restyling of the Porsche Taycan?
For starters, headlights, bumpers, and rims are likely to get a facelift. Given that the sighted prototypes have both the front and the rear camouflaged, it is difficult to predict what the changes will consist of. The cabin could also be upgraded with a new batch infotainment system.
On the other hand, the restyling will mean the appearance of a GT version, which will be one step above the current top of the Turbo S range, whose two-motor drive train produces 761 hp (560 kW) of power and 1,050 Nm of torque. . The main difference will lie in the use of an aerodynamic kit with a huge spoiler, although we can also expect changes in the mechanical set and the chassis.
The restyling of the Porsche Taycan will be presented in 2023 and will be marketed in 2024
The rest of the variants could receive more efficient engines and more capable batteries, which would allow the Taycan to reduce its consumption and improve its autonomy. The 4S model currently homologates a maximum range of 512 km WLTP; therefore, it is possible that the restyling will be able to approach the 600 km WLTP barrier.
The update will affect all the bodies in the range; that is, the four-door sedan, the Sport Turismo family, and the Cross Turismo crossover. Although at the time Porsche dropped that it could be interested in the development of a Targa variant (that is, convertible), there is still no news about its hypothetical arrival.
Likely, some of the improvements made to the Taycan will also make an appearance in the next electric Macan and Cayenne, which will hit the streets in 2024 (we must not lose sight of the fact that the PPE platform that will supports them will be an evolution of the J1 of the Taycan ).