Porsche Taycan: More color, finally Android Auto and more

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The electric GT will also be available in pink from September

Porsche Taycan: More color, finally Android Auto and more-finally

The Porsche Taycan is now also available in pink. Yes: the four-door GT model can now also be ordered in star ruby ​​from September, a popular car of the 90s (see pictures). Or in the equally striking acid green.

But the stark colors are just the most noticeable feature of the updates for the new model year.

The update affects the Taycan, which was presented two years ago in September 2019 just like the wagon version Taycan Cross Turismo, which was only presented in March 2021.

Colorful paint colors

In the 1990s, Porsche introduced colorful paintwork, which is particularly popular today for classic cars like the 964. Now these colors are making a comeback. In addition to 17 standard paint finishes, the Taycan is now also available in a color of your choice with 65 additional tones, including night blue metallic, acid green, star ruby, Riviera blue or viola metallic. With Color of your choice Plus you can choose the color almost completely freely.

Porsche Taycan: More color, finally Android Auto and more-color

Taycan and Porsche 964 in "Star Ruby"

More (unofficial) reach

Technically more significant are the changes that are supposed to lead to more range in everyday life. However, there are no longer WLTP ranges, as the model year 2022 will not be re-homologated, according to Porsche. With the all-wheel drive, the front electric motor can now be almost completely decoupled in the normal and range driving modes, which of course saves electricity. When sailing, there is even no drive torque on both axles, which reduces drag losses.

The thermal management and charging functions have also been further improved. With the Turbo Charging Planner, the high-voltage battery can now be heated to a slightly higher temperature. This means that it can be charged quickly earlier and when the charge level is higher. In addition, the waste heat from the electrical components is used even more to control the temperature of the battery.

Remote Park Assist: remote control for parking

With the new Extra Remote Park Assist, you can park the Taycan in and out of parking spaces without sitting in the vehicle. You can simply use the app to control the car in parallel and perpendicular parking spaces as well as in garage parking spaces. The system automatically detects parking spaces and measures them with the help of the ultrasonic sensors and cameras.

If there is enough space, you can start the parking process using the Porsche Connect app and then get out. As long as you hold down a button on the app interface, parking is carried out automatically. Steering, accelerating and switching between D and R are handled by the car – in this respect, the new function is an element of autonomous driving.

Finally Android Auto

Until now, only Apple Car Play was integrated into the Taycan's infotainment system; Android Auto will also be integrated in the future, so that apps from Android mobile phones can also be integrated into Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Then these apps can also be controlled by voice control.

The voice assistant Voice Pilot should now understand the instructions better, the navigation system also calculates the routes more quickly, primarily uses the online search for points of interest (POI) and presents its information more clearly.

The layout and operating concept have also been slightly revised: there are now five instead of three menu items on the left-hand side of the display. The symbols can be rearranged individually.

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The Taycan was sold around 20,000 times in the first half of the year, which is just below sales for the entire year 2020, in which sales, however, suffered heavily from the corona pandemic. The electric Porsche is now on par with the Porsche 911.

Picture gallery: Porsche Taycan (2022)

Porsche Taycan: More color, finally Android Auto and more-color

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