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Porsche Taycan gets cheaper

Ben Chia
09/02/2021

New entry-level, rear-wheel-drive Porsche Taycan drops into Singapore; pricing starts from S$340,558 without COE


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SINGAPORE

Porsche has made its fully-electric Taycan even more accessible in Singapore, with the introduction of a new entry-level version that starts from S$340,558, excluding COE. Interested customers can start placing their orders right now, with deliveries set to start in the second quarter of 2021.

That price gets you into the version with a 79.2 kWh Performance Battery that delivers 326hp, which goes up to 408hp when the overboost mode with Launch Control is activated. There is also the Performance Battery Plus option, which uses a 93.4 kWh battery that produces 380hp, going up to 476hp in overboost mode with Launch Control. For comparison, the next Taycan model up, the 4S, puts out 490hp, going up to 571hp when overboost kicks in.



Range is rated at 369km for the standard Performance Battery, and 434km for the Performance Battery Plus. Porsche says that both versions can be recharged from five to 80 percent in 22.5 minutes using an 800V fast charger, which is the same rate as the other more powerful Taycan models.

Interestingly, the base model Taycan is the only version that comes with rear-wheel-drive, instead of four-wheel-drive like the other variants. Both versions of the base Taycan can go from 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds, and hit a top speed of 230km/h.

Porsche did not release full details about the base Taycan’s list of features, but did state that optional items include a head-up display, as well as height-adjustable air suspension. There are also seven new body colours to choose from, namely Mahogany Metallic, Frozenberry Metallic, Cherry Metallic, Coffee Beige Metallic, Crayon, Neptune Blue and Ice Grey Metallic.

The Taycan has been an unqualified success for Porsche, with the Stuttgart carmaker having sold just over 20,000 units globally of its first ever fully-electric model in 2020. Sales figures for Singapore are unavailable, but the addition of a new, more affordable entry-level variant will surely be a booster for Taycan sales here in 2021.


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Ben Chia

CarBuyer's senior staff writer went out to explore the Great Big World, including a stint working in China (despite his limited Mandarin). Now he's back, ready to foist upon you his takes on everything good and wonderful about the automotive world. Follow Ben on Instagram @carbuyer.ben

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