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    The Porsche Taycan’s visual updates may be subtle, but there are myriad mechanical tweaks under its largely unchanged skin.

    The updated Taycan will arrive in Australian showrooms in mid-2024.

    The Taycan also pumps out more power thanks to a new rear-axle motor, with the base Taycan up 60kW to 300kW. At the other end of the range, the Taycan Turbo S now pumps out 700kW when Launch Control is activated.

    That makes these variants faster to 100km/h. They now do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.8 and 2.4 seconds, respectively, improvements of 0.6 and 0.4 seconds.

    Charging times are quicker, too. It can now be charged at up to 320kW at compatible 800-volt DC charging stations, up 50kW on the pre-update model.

    The Performance Battery Plus option has a larger battery with a gross capacity of 105kWh, up from 93kWh.

    Porsche says it has also expanded the “fast-charging window”, with capacities of more than 300kW sustainable for up to five minutes.

    A charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 15 degree Celsius weather now takes 18 minutes, down from 37 minutes before. There are now also charging ports on both sides of the vehicle.

    A new push-to-pass function in models with the Sport Chrono package and Performance Battery Plus provides a boost of up to 70kW, depending on the model, which will last for 10 seconds. This is activated using the drive mode selector.

    All models come standard with adaptive air suspension, even the base model that previously missed out, with Porsche Active Ride suspension available on all-wheel drive models.

    Also standard across the range are aerodynamically optimised wheels and tyres with reduced rolling resistance.

    Other new standard inclusions comprise ambient lighting, Porsche Intelligent Range Manager, a heat pump with a new cooling system, a wireless phone charger, and a drive mode switch.

    Porsche has made visual tweaks aimed at making the Taycan look wider, including new front wings and flatter headlights.

    HD matrix LED headlights are standard on Turbo and Turbo S models, while down back the full-width light bar has a “three-dimensional, glass-look” design and welcome/farewell animations.

    As seen on other Porsche models, Taycan variants with a Turbo in their name now have Turbonite accent trim on their exteriors.

    Inside, the digital instrument cluster, infotainment touchscreen and optional passenger display have an “optimised user interface with additional functions”.

    Porsche says Apple CarPlay has now been more “deeply integrated” into vehicle displays and functions, indicating the Taycan is receiving the new version of Apple CarPlay that can access vehicle features like the radio and climate control and expand across multiple screens.

    There’s a control lever behind the steering wheel for easier control of the driver assistance systems.

    As before, we miss out on the Sport Turismo wagon in Australia but we get the Cross Turismo, which features a modest amount of plastic cladding for a more SUV-like appearance.


    • 2024 Porsche Taycan: $175,100 (+$10,700)
    • 2024 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo: $198,000 (+$12,800)
    • 2024 Porsche Taycan 4S: $216,300 (+$11,000)
    • 2024 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo: $224,000 (+$7800)
    • 2024 Porsche Taycan Turbo: $307,500 (+$14,900)
    • 2024 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo: $310,400 (+$15,100)
    • 2024 Porsche Taycan Turbo S: $374,200 (+$10,400)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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