Porsche has unveiled the updated version of its Taycan, marking the debut of the first-ever Taycan facelift since its global introduction in 2019 and this luxury performance electric sedan boasts enhancements in power, range, and efficiency. While the exterior changes are subtle and might go unnoticed by some, there are significant improvements under the hood. Now let's examine the specifics of the new Taycan.
Performance Boosts in the 2024 Porsche Taycan
Although the full specifications for each variant and body type of the Taycan facelift have not been disclosed, notable upgrades have been made to the top-tier sedan variant. The Taycan Turbo S now delivers an impressive 952 PS positioning it as one of Porsche's most potent road-legal models. Compared to its predecessor, the new Turbo S boasts an additional 190 PS, resulting in a remarkable 0-100 km/h time of just 2.4 seconds.
Furthermore, variants equipped with the Sport Chrono package feature a new push-to-pass function, providing a temporary boost of up to 95 PS for 10 seconds. The standard rear-wheel-drive Taycan also receives a performance enhancement, with an increase of 82 PS over the previous 408 PS.
Enhanced Efficiency and Extended Range
Porsche has enhanced the Taycan's battery, with entry-level models now equipped with an 89 kWh pack, while Performance versions receive a larger 105 kWh battery pack, up from the previous 93.4 kWh unit. The Taycan lineup's extended range is a result of these enhancements. The entry-level models now claim between 503 and 678 km of range, while the Taycan Turbo S variants promise 558 – 630 km from a full charge (WLTP combined figures). Additionally, the Taycan's 800 V fast charging capabilities have been upgraded, supporting faster 320 kW charging and enabling a 10-80 percent battery top-up in a claimed 18 minutes.
Further enhancements to the Taycan facelift's powertrain efficiency include of a more robust rear-axle motor and several technology innovations that increase recuperation and battery management. The car now has new 21-inch wheels and tires that were made with increased range in mind.
Updates to Exterior, Interior, and Features
Changes to the exterior include a revised headlight and taillight cluster, a flatter front wing, and a new 3D Porsche logo at the rear. This logo can optionally be illuminated, offering welcome and goodbye animations along with the rear light bar.
Inside the cabin, drivers will find a revised gauge cluster, an updated infotainment system, and an optional leather-free cabin trim. To improve ADAS system operation, a new control lever located behind the steering wheel is also anticipated.
Porsche now offers an updated chassis with features like air suspension as standard, along with an optional Porsche Active Ride system for all-wheel-drive models. Despite the added features, the Taycan is now up to 15 kg lighter.
Price and Launch Details
Porsche Taycan Deliveries in the USA are set to begin this summer, with Porsche likely to launch the Taycan facelift in India later this year. Along with these updates, price increases are expected. The outgoing Porsche Taycan is priced at Rs 1.61 crore (ex-showroom) in India and competes with rivals like the Audi e-tron GT and Mercedes-Benz EQS.