What should I be paying?
There are two distinct levels to the Taycan Cross Turismo price structure – the 4 starts the range at £88,200 and the 4S is £95,200, but the Turbo Cross Turismo kicks things up into the troposphere at £126,800 and the Turbo S is £149,300.
Let’s be honest, though – you don’t need the Turbo S. You might want it, and its ridiculous shove is admittedly hilarious, but once you’ve got past that stage, the lesser models, specced right, make more sense financially. Just be prepared to spend that bit extra getting the spec as you want it. Optioning up a 4S with the bits you want – Bose surround sound, matrix LED lights, upgraded seats, PTV torque vectoring, PDCC chassis control etc – takes the price to over six figures.
When it comes to monthly leasing, the 4 is the cheapest Cross Turismo to go for, at around £1,300 a month. A Turbo model would set you back £1,850. Opt for the full fat Turbo S and you can expect to pay around £2,500 a month, but as ever there are deals to be had if you’ve got a healthy deposit on hand, a spare kidney, that sort of thing. The Taycan sells well in the UK because of Benefit-in-Kind tax breaks for business users. An RS6 (37 per cent tax) will cost you £17,000 in tax per year, a 4S Taycan (a mere two per cent tax) will be just £728. It’s a no brainer.
And do yourself a favour and watch the recharging costs away from home – they’ll be at least double, 70p per kWh rather than 35p. Suddenly a fully top-up of that 83.7kWh battery (remember that’s the useable figure) will be pushing sixty quid, as opposed to the £30 ish it’ll add to your smart meter at home.