Porsche Taycan, the improvements of the next model

Porsche Taycan, the improvements of the next model

Porsche Taycan

Porsche has unveiled the upcoming upgrades for the Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo series in the United States, which start with range and go to the interior. The electric car of the German brand is among the most popular super sports cars of the moment, and is very competitive on the performance side against many famous rivals. Therefore, the parent company has every interest in attracting even more customers by offering the classic improvements that are integrated into the original car every year. Curiously, the photos that accompanied the announcements flank the Taycan with a classic 911, as if to underline a cut with the past.

Returning to the news dated 2022, we will see a marked improvement in range even if Porsche has provided official data. In any case, thanks to the improved management of the electric motors, the life of the batteries should be significantly increased in all situations. For example, on all-wheel drive models the rear engine is deactivated when the car is stationary or not accelerating, so as to save charge. Likewise, better temperature management promises longer life and shorter charging times for the batteries. Obviously, all this will have to be properly verified in real driving conditions with specific tests.

Returning to the news of the next year, there is the arrival of Android Auto support and a general improvement of the entire technological sector. Which now includes the Remote Park Assist function, that is the possibility of having the car park by itself via the App. Thanks to the sensors mounted on the Taycan, the on-board computer is able to complete the maneuvers by evaluating the available spaces (if you trust! ). There are also revisions to the navigator and voice recognition with better response to commands and faster calculation of selected routes.

There is no shortage of new possibilities for the most vain buyers, thanks to a range of over 60 additional colors with ample possibilities for modification. The future owner of a Taycan, in fact, will be able to have the car colored "in the same color" with any object of his preference.

As we said at the beginning, these are improvements to the aspects that required some retouching while most specifications (such as performance) remain unchanged. The updated model of the Porsche Taycan will go into production from September and will be available, at least in the US, by the end of the year.

2022 Porsche Taycan rocks retro colors, keeps it modern with Android Auto integration

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Porsche's Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo are ready for updates, and on Tuesday, the brand revealed what we can expect from the 2022 models. And I hope you like retro color because it's a big part of said updates. The 2022 Taycan and its electric wagon variant gain new Paint to Sample and Paint to Sample Plus color options. In addition, the electric cars boast Android Auto integration and a new, optional remote parking system.

Let's talk about these new hues first. Porsche said it's well aware many colors crafted in the 1990s achieved a cult-like following, so it decided to make them available for the Taycan range. That includes the magnificent Rubystar, shown here, but other old-but-new choices like Acid Green, Moonlight Blue Metallic and more. Total, there are 65 of these Paint to Sample colors available atop the 17 hues the Taycan already offers. In addition, the Paint to Sample Plus option gives buyers the ability to concoct any color they'd like. Want a Taycan to match your phone case? Done.

Speaking of phones, the 2022 Taycan models adopt integrated Android Auto support. The electric cars already support native Apple CarPlay functions, such as Apple Music and Podcasts, but with Android Auto integration, Android users can now work directly with Porsche Communication Management. Drivers simply plug their phone in and their Taycan gains various Google/Android functions in the car, such as the Google Voice Assistant. Meanwhile, Porsche's onboard voice assistant is smarter than before and understands more natural language from passengers. The new models also gain updated graphics and great customization for PCM with five menu options, rather than three, to switch up.

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While the Taycan's options sheet is already lengthy, a new feature joins the roster: remote parking assist. When equipped the 2022 Taycan and Taycan Cross Turismo don't need a human behind the wheel to pull in and out of parking spots. The system will also control parking maneuvers for parallel and perpendicular parking and it all works via a smartphone app. Owners hold down the appropriate button and release to tell the Taycan to stop whatever movement. The car's sensors will also make sure there's actually enough space to park or execute a maneuver, too.

Porsche will ship the first 2022 Taycan models to dealers later this year, and so far, they've been a success. The brand noted sales are up year-over-year with 5,367 vehicles delivered so far in 2021.

a car parked in a parking lot: The 2022 Porsche Taycan introduces some very rad new colors.

The 2022 Porsche Taycan introduces some very rad new colors.

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