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Porsche reveals all-electric Taycan’s cabin

Simple layout, multiple digital screens for all-new Porsche Taycan EV interior

23 Aug 2019

PORSCHE has revealed the interior layout for its upcoming Taycan, the brand’s first all-electric standalone model, with a simple and futuristic design that draws inspiration from the 1963 Porsche 911.


Set for a full reveal next month, the Taycan’s interior reflects the electric, digital nature of EVs, with a cabin filled with digital screens and minimal buttons and clutter.


Arguably the most arresting element of the Taycan’s cabin is its all-digital instrument cluster, which uses a broad, free-standing 16.8-inch display that features a curved design that shapes around the driver.


Giving it a more modern look, the cowl and bezels have been removed from the display, with only a selection of button controls around the outer edges controlling light and chassis functions.


To prevent glare, the Taycan’s screen uses real glass and a vapour-deposited, polarising filter.


Four display modes are available, including Classic mode which projects circular information displays, a full map mode which projects the navigation system across the whole screen, and a Pure mode that only displays the most essential information.


Two types of steering wheel will be available, including a GT sports steering wheel which features visible screw heads and the signature round Porsche drive mode selector.


Touchscreens and voice controls have been redesigned and made more intuitive, with the latter now responding to the command “Hey Porsche”.


The infotainment system is takes care of via a neatly integrated 10.9-inch display, which can optionally be paired with a second passenger display that, when combined, stretches nearly the entire way across the dashboard.


All vehicle configurations including the Porsche Active Stability Management system are managed through the infotainment system, as well as the usual functions including navigation, telephone and Porsche Connect.


Porsche has also teamed up with tech giant Apple for the Taycan, offering Apple Music as a fully integrated streaming platform – the first time the program has been offered in any vehicle.


Owners gain a free six-month subscription to Apple Music as well as three years of complimentary internet data to allow as much streaming as desired.


There are even exclusive playlists curated by Porsche as well as over 50 million songs to choose from.


Helping in the reduction of cabin clutter is an 8.4-inch touch panel with haptic feedback, which controls the air-conditioning settings. Even the manually adjustable air vents have been done away with, as drivers now choose between ‘focused’ and ‘diffused’ air distribution.


A 5.9-inch display screen for adjusting the rear climate control is also optionally available.


The gear lever has been replaced in favour of a round selector, giving the centre console a flat and level appearance.


Multiple trim finishes are available including different grades of leather and ‘Race-Tex’ mircofibre, while the floor mats are made in part from recycled fishing nets.


Interior colours including Black-Lime Beige, Blackberry, Atacama Beige and Meranti Brown are exclusively available on the Taycan.


Wood, matte carbon, embossed aluminium and fabric are available as dashboard trim elements.


An analogue clock features on top of the dashboard, which usually comes when Porsche’s Sport Chrono package is optioned.


The Taycan is due for an arrival in Australia in 2020 following its reveal next month.

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