The updated Porsche Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo electric performance cars have been spied during winter testing with both models featuring black camouflage only on their front bumpers.

    The headlights on both Taycan models are expected to receive an update. Porsche appears to have made changes to the headlight globe design, however further changes may appear on the production version.

    Under its thin black camouflage, changes to the front bumper appear evident with a sleeker and more streamlined design.

    The rear of the Cross Turismo appears to receive an update to its tail light design.

    The facelifted Taycan sedan also appears to have black camouflage around the front bumper. It’s expected the changes the sedan will largely mirror that of the Cross Turismo – think revised lighting and bumpers.

    Inside, it’s expected that Porsche will make updates to its infotainment system as well as upholstery and trim options.

    Porsche hasn’t confirmed if there will be any changes to the Taycan’s powertrains, however overseas reports suggest a tri-motor flagship may be on the cards, which going by previous spy photos could point to a higher performance variant than the existing Turbo S flagship, complete with a fixed rear wing.

    Porsche has been testing this facelifted Taycan since October 2022, which means it is likely to be revealed towards the end of this year or early next.

    The Taycan entered production in 2019, and last year Porsche rolled out free dealer-installed software updates to bring all existing models up to model-year 2023 specifications – including developments to battery thermal management, drivetrain efficiency improvements, and infotainment upgrades including wireless smartphone mirroring.

    Though sales were down 19 per cent last year in Australia to 430 units, the Porsche Taycan was still the second best-selling vehicle in the premium large passenger vehicle segment (above $70,000). It was outsold by the BMW 5 Series (457 sales) but was ahead of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (347 sales).

    The Taycan also outsold its Panamera stablemate, of which Porsche sold just 60 units for the 2022 calendar year.

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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