The 2022 Porsche Taycan sedan isn’t the perfect electric car, but its combination of driving verve and performance stamina make it one of the most attractive. It’s also on our 2022 Editors’ Choice list With an attractive appearance as well as a highly customizable and high-tech interior, Porsche’s electric four-door lives up to its premium price.
The Porsche Taycan does a fantastic job of reminding its pilot that they’re driving a Porsche thanks to its lively steering, stoic composure and refined ride. Stomping the accelerator is like launching a missile, except repeatedly. While its brakes are great at accommodating that speed, they lack the regenerative properties of traditional EVs and the pedal has a passive feel. There will always be comparisons to the Tesla Model S, especially with Porsche’s relatively short estimated range, but the 2022 Taycan is undoubtedly the more exciting option.
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Porsche Taycan Review :
Porsche’s first all-electric car, the Porsche Taycan, comes in many guises, the Taycan 4S and the Taycan Turbo being some of them. Arguably the funnest version on test with us. Just called the Taycan, with no prefixes or suffixes, it has a single 326hp motor that drives only the rear wheels. When you use launch control you get a maximum of 408hp on ‘overboost’.
For 2022, Porsche has brought some changes to the Porsche Taycan family. Joining the lineup is a new 590-hp GTS model that inherits Sports trim-specific details inside and out and performance equipment from the top-of-the-line Tican Turbo S. The GTS also boasts unique chassis tuning and powertrain calibration for an individual. Driving personality.Porsche Taycan
The infotainment system adds improved voice commands, an improved operating system, and Android Auto finally joins Apple CarPlay. The Taycan can now be parked remotely via a smartphone, meaning no one actually needs to be behind the wheel. The paint palette also expands, courtesy of Porsche’s “Paint to Sample” program that allows customers to select individual colors, including classic models from the ’90s. The ’22 Taycan benefits from better thermal management and charging functions, which Porsche says reduce charging times.Porsche Taycan
Porsche Taycan Design :
In the flesh, the Porsche Taycan facets voluptuous haunches, a coke bottle waist, a 911-like tight-fitting cabin and hundreds of shapes and varieties you can’t pretty discover in flat two dimensions or in pictures.
There’s additionally hundreds of Porsche DNA here. The low, sloping bonnet, the fat-bottomed 911 rear, the squat stance. Thereis greater Porsche right here than on a Panamera. I even love the ‘spooky’ stingray-eye-like headlights and shark-gill-like ‘vents’ in the back of the wheel arches.
What additionally gets the interest of onlookers is the low slung profile, and then, from the rear, the single decrease like crimson LED is pure 911. In addition, the Porsche badge positioned interior the glass ‘window’ appears cool, mainly when daylight hits it, and the mini fins at the back of the charging ports additionally work superbly. Press them and the flap strikes up automatically.
The Porsche Taycan is additionally the most aerodynamic Porsche yet. It has a drag coefficient of 0.22 and makes use of massive air curtains round the wheels (with intakes beneath the headlights) and a flat flooring to speed up air float and make bigger downforce. There is a pop-up spoiler at the rear, wanted to disrupt the airflow and forestall elevate as speeds rise, and the the front bumper has cooling flaps that open and close.Porsche Taycan
Porsche Taycan Interior & feature :
As you step into the driver’s seat,the doors thud home with precision; nice for frameless doors. Then, what impresses, is the solid dash, the perfectly built steering wheel and the typical Porsche layout. What you can’t help but be blown away by, however, are the number of screens. It’s like a ‘glass’ cockpit of an aircraft in here.
A beautiful 16.8-inch piece of frameless curved glass works as the instrument cluster. While there’s no hood to shield it from the sun, the amazing bit is that visibility is always good. You can customise the display from the steering wheel, of course, but it uniquely also works as a touchscreen around the edges. The ‘buttons’ include stuff like the dampers and ESP settings on the right, with headlights and others placed on the left. The screen is sharp, clear and there’s plenty of information. Still, not having a big central tachometer feels odd on a Porsche and I would have liked the option of a traditional speedometer in one of the modes.Porsche Taycan
To the instrument panel’s left is the central touch screen that measures 10.8 inches. While the resolution is very good, the screen occasionally needs a second push to engage a ‘button’. And while the design is neat, you have to search for essential functions, at times, as some are buried deep inside sub-menus.
The 8.4-inch screen, placed lower down on the central console, is for climate control and other functions. Resolution isn’t as good here and it isn’t very functional; adjusting stuff like fan speed is fiddly. The Taycan also has vents that you can only adjust from the touchscreen. While this is cool to play with, you cannot adjust the vents manually with your fingers, which makes adjusting airflow on the move almost impossible.
Onto screen number four. You can also option a wide touchscreen that sits on the dash ahead of the front passenger. This makes the dash look like it is made up of one long, continuous screen. Since the screen serves no functional purpose, this is at best a cosmetic feature.
Love the driving position though. The seating position is low and sporty, but not too low, visibility is excellent and the angle of the steering column is perfect; you can bring the steering in or take it out and still be comfortable.
Legroom in the rear is also very good due to the long wheelbase. And visibility from the rear is decent as well, despite the front headrests blocking your view on either side. The seat is low, however, so you sit a bit knees up and there’s space for only two passengers at the rear. A rubberised tray for odds and ends is placed between the seats. A tight fitting roof also means headroom for those above six feet could be at a premium.
The massive glass roof, however, brightens up the cabin, and sitting in the back with all the diffused sunlight flooding in and the blue sky above does feel special. The polarised glass roof though, is likely to transmit some amount of heat during summer, and the USB C ports are hidden out of view. They are placed below the cushioning in between the left and right seat, which makes them very difficult to access or even see.
Other kit on this car includes wireless charging and cooled seats, a rumbling whine-like Porsche Electric Sport Sound that isn’t too bad, Sport Chrono Package, LED Matrix main headlights, Porsche Dynamic Lighting System, Head-Up Display and Park Assist Surround View.
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Porsche Taycan Performance :
Most Porsche Taycan models have dual electric motors, with one powering the front wheels and the other powering the rear wheels. They produce different outputs that vary by trim level. The 4S generates 522 horsepower with the smaller battery and 562 horsepower with the larger battery. The latter comes standard on top models, the 670-hp Turbo and 750-hp Turbo S.
The base model makes between 402 and 469 hp, depending on battery size, but is rear-wheel-drive only. All Taycan models have an innovative two-speed transmission that provides a thrilling shift during hard acceleration. We drove the Taycan 4S and were impressed by its prompt acceleration (hitting 60 mph in 3.4 seconds) and its point-and-shoot handling. However, we wish it had a more responsive brake pedal, especially since Porsche opted to forgo one-pedal driving. Those with a serious need for speed will be blown away by the Turbo S’s rocket-ship takeoff.
The version we tested hit 60 mph in just 2.4 ticks and cleared the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 130 mph. A Model S Performance with Cheetah mode matched that burst to 60 mph. This ferocious acceleration, along with the car’s low-slung driving position and precise steering, makes the Porsche stand out among electric cars. And it’s comfortable too. Rolling on 21-inch wheels with even narrower sidewalls, another Porsche Taycan Turbo S we’ve never felt stiff or harsh.
Porsche Taycan Range & Charging :
The Taycan’s driving range is exceptional compared to the Tesla Model S, which can exceed 400 miles on a charge. The Porsche’s rating is between 199 and 227 mpg depending on battery size and electric motor. Each model features an 800-volt architecture that allows a maximum charging rate of 270 kW.
Models with larger batteries – Porsche labels this pack 93.4 kWh, but only 83.7 kWh are usable – can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in a claimed 23 minutes. However, 800-volt DC fast chargers are rare, and peak charging rates aren’t very informative, as we tested in a comparison test. Charging on a 50-kW DC fast charger takes 93 minutes, according to Porsche. 270-kW and 50-kW fast-charging capabilities are standard, with 150-kW charging an option. We experienced real-world variables in charging during our 11-car, thousand-mile EV1000 rally.
Porsche Taycan price :
At Rs 1.5 crore for the base car (and around Rs 30 lakh more for a car in this spec), it’s expensive, especially for the performance you get. For example, the Audi RS E-tron GT gets 646hp and is priced at Rs 2.05 crore. Still, if you want to drive an electric car and want the best driving car around—one that performs well in our conditions—the Tecan is for you.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Every Taycan is equipped with standard driver-assistance technology that includes forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking as well as lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist. Of course, Porsche also offers more advanced tech for a price. For information about the Taycan’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Key safety features include:
- Available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology
- Available remote-controlled parking
- Available night vision
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Porsche provides a competitive warranty plan that’s comparable with what other luxury-EV marques offer. However, coverage of the Taycan’s electrical components is capped at eight years or 100,000 miles, whereas Tesla offers unlimited mileage for the same amount of time.
- Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance