Porsche has released some information on the brand’s 2025 Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo high-performance electric cars.
The Porsche face is changing a bit across the board, and here’s the 2025 Taycan’s take on it. New front- and rear-end styling is present with redesigned headlights and taillights. Up front, new high-resolution LED matrix-design lights are nestled in redesigned fenders, with the four-point optics even more pronounced. The overall aim is to create a wider look to the Taycan.
Out back, new taillights feature the Porsche logo in the rear strip with a new three-dimensional design, and it can now be optionally animated for welcome and farewell light patterns. A new color called Turbonite is available on Turbo and Turbo S variants for more distinction between those more expensive models with lesser trims.
Inside, base versions now have brushed-aluminum sill plates, while new upholstery options include leather-free microfiber or partial-wool houndstooth textile material in black and black-and-gray. The leather-free interiors are an option on the base Taycan and the 4S, but they’re a no-cost option on the more expensive Turbo and Turbo S models.
There are some new controls and screens in the Taycan, as well, with the central display and optional passenger display screens receiving some new graphics. All Taycans also now get a mode switch on the steering wheel. If you have a model equipped with the Sport Chrono Package and the Performance Battery Plus, you get a special “push-to-pass” button in that that adds a boost to the vehicle for a short period of time — enough for you to floor it on the highway on-ramp in advance of that incoming 18-wheeler, presumably.
Unlike a lot of other automakers that are going all in on Google systems and even omitting Apple CarPlay from their offerings, Porsche is going the other way and is more deeply integrating Apple’s system into the Taycan’s displays and functions. There’s even new in-car video streaming on the central display and passenger screen, says the brand.
More Power, Faster Charging
All Taycans get a bit of a performance boost for the 2025 model year, with Porsche saying that acceleration has improved across all models. Porsche gave examples only of the Taycan’s base rear-wheel-drive trim (knocking 0.6 second off its 0-60 mph time, now at 4.5 seconds) and top Turbo S trim (now 0.3 second quicker to 60, for a total of 2.3 seconds). With up to 938 horsepower on tap, that top Taycan Turbo S sedan is now the quickest-accelerating, most powerful production car Porsche has ever sold (so far).
The push-to-pass (aka overboost) function returns as part of the Sport Chrono Package and gives an extra boost of up to roughly 94 hp for 10 seconds when activated by a button on the steering wheel. The improved acceleration times come from the vehicles generating more power themselves, says Porsche, ranging from about 80 hp in the base variant up to 188 hp in the Turbo S when launch control is activated.
Along with the new power output come new batteries, which can now charge at up to 320 kilowatts at 800-volt DC fast-charging stations if conditions are right. At lesser 400-volt chargers, a 150 kW DC/DC converter should help boost charging speeds, as well. Porsche says the new Taycan can go from 10%-80% state of charge in just 18 minutes (again, if all the stars, temperatures, winds and battery conditions are ideal). Additionally, the big Performance Battery Plus gets a capacity boost from 93 kilowatt-hours to 105 kWh.
On the suspension front, all Taycans now get a standard adaptive air suspension; Porsche Active Ride electronic suspension is optional on models with all-wheel drive. Restyled 21-inch wheels meant to improve aerodynamics are standard, as are new tires that offer reduced rolling resistance. A host of measures meant to improve the Taycan’s efficiency have also been adopted, such as a next-generation heat pump, a modified pulse inverter with optimized software, a new rear-axle electric motor, and modified regenerative braking and AWD software.
Pricing and Availability
The 2025 Taycan sedan and Cross Turismo wagon-style models will be available come summer in the U.S.. As prices have gone up, the list of standard equipment has also gone up to match. This includes features like lane change assist, a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, power-folding mirrors with surround lighting, a new cooling system, wireless phone charging tray, electric charging ports on both the front driver and passenger side, and the addition of the Drive Mode switch to all steering wheels.
As for how much it’s all going to cost, starting prices are below (including an eye-popping $1,995 destination fee):
Turbo S: $210,995
Taycan Cross Turismo
Turbo S: $213,695