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2022 Porsche Taycan price and features: Tesla Model S rival and Audi e-tron GT twin goes rear-wheel drive in line-up expansion

The rear-wheel-drive version of the Taycan is simply known as Taycan.

As part of an update for the pioneering all-electric model, Porsche Australia has confirmed two new variants of the Taycan large car, including the first rear-wheel-drive sedan, with the order books now open ahead of deliveries starting early next year.

Priced from $156,300 plus on-road costs, the RWD sedan is simply known as Taycan and is powered by a rear electric motor that produces 300kW/345Nm with the standard 79.2kWh battery or 350kW/357Nm with the optional 93.4kWh unit.

Either way, the RWD sedan sprints from a standstill to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds and has a top speed of 230km/h, although the larger battery does have a longer range (434km) and more charging power (270kW) than the smaller item (369km/225kW).

The other new version is the 4 Cross Turismo ($176,600), which is an all-wheel-drive high-riding wagon that adds a front electric motor for combined outputs of 350kW/500Nm.

The 4 Cross Turismo comes with the larger battery as standard, hits triple digits in 5.1s, has a terminal velocity of 220km/h, lasts 437km between charges and can be topped up with 270kW of grunt.

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As for the rest of the Taycan line-up, the 4S (+$4300), Turbo (+$7800) and Turbo S (+$7300) grades are now more expensive (see full pricing table below), although their list of standard equipment has become longer.

New for MY22 is speed-sensitive power steering (already fitted to Turbo S), grey windscreen top tinting, a head-up display, Android Auto support, Traffic Jam Assist and a tyre repair kit (sealant with an electric air compressor).

For reference, the RWD sedan and 4 Cross Turismo have the same features plus adaptive LED headlights, power-folding side mirrors, keyless entry, rear privacy glass, digital radio, a heated steering wheel, 14-way power-adjustable front comfort seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, surround-view cameras and front and rear parking sensors, while rear-side airbags are also included.

It’s also worth noting the Turbo and Turbo S variants of the Tesla Model S rival and Audi e-tron GT twin have also added an onboard 22kW AC charger for quicker charging times at home or the office.

2022 Porsche Taycan pricing before on-road costs

Taycanautomatic$156,300 (NEW)
Taycan 4 Cross Turismoautomatic$176,600 (NEW)
Taycan 4Sautomatic$194,700 (+$4300)
Taycan 4S Cross Turismoautomatic$205,300 (+$4300)
Taycan Turboautomatic$276,300 (+$7800)
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismoautomatic$279,000 (+$7800)
Taycan Turbo Sautomatic$345,800 (+$7300)