The Porsche Taycan has been in production since 2019, which means it’s been on the market for a pretty long time without a major update. Fortunately, the big facelift is finally here, and it offers more power, more tech, better electric hardware, and better performance.
For the 2025 model year, the Taycan will be exclusively available in sedan and Cross Turismo versions in North America, as Porsche has discontinued the Sport Turismo variant, which was previously offered only in the GTS trim.
As expected from a Porsche vehicle, there was always going to be a focus on performance, and the team has delivered. Every single model in the Taycan lineup accelerates faster than the one it replaces. The base, rear-wheel drive model gets the biggest bump in off-the-line performance, reaching 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds, or 0.6 seconds faster than what the outgoing version can manage.
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Naturally, the base model car isn’t the fastest one in the lineup. Not by a long shot. That honor goes to the Taycan Turbo S, which improves its 0-60 time by 0.3 seconds, down to 2.3 seconds. That not only makes it the fastest Taycan, Porsche says it’s the quickest production model they’ve ever produced, off the line.
It’s not surprising then that the Taycan Turbo S now stands as Porsche’s most powerful production vehicle to date as well. The 2025 model year will see a boost in total system output, reaching an impressive 939 hp (700 kW/952 PS) when utilizing launch control.
Porsche says that it has been working hard to improve the motors on every Taycan model, and its rear-axle power unit will make up to 107 hp (80 kW/109 PS) more than the current version. Furthermore, vehicles equipped with the Sport Chrono package get a ‘push to pass’ button that offers drivers a temporary boost of up to 94 hp (70 kW/95 PS) for a maximum of 10 seconds at a time.
But Porsche wasn’t just focused on straight-line speed. Every single updated Taycan will be equipped with an adaptive air suspension, and Porsche Active Ride suspension can be ordered as an option for AWD models.
The system pulls off the magical trick of making the car more comfortable and faster. Porsche Active Ride works to keep the Taycan level at all times. That means it absorbs bumps to keep passengers comfortable, while also reducing body roll, distributing the weight of the vehicle evenly to all four wheels, improving grip through fast corners.
In addition, all models will also come with new wheels that were designed to improve aerodynamics, and tires designed to reduce rolling resistance. When slowing down for corners, the Taycan will also be able to recuperate energy at speeds as high as 400 kW, over 30 percent faster than the current model.
Charging From 10 To 80% In Just 18 Minutes
Faster charging won’t just be accomplished during braking. Porsche says that one of its focuses for the Taycan was recharging. Its 800-volt system will be able to recuperate energy at up to 320 kW, 50 more than before. It says that it has also expanded the fast-charging window significantly, meaning that it can go from 10 to 80 percent state of charge in as little as 18 minutes.
That will be useful because the Taycan’s new Performance Battery Plus now has a capacity of 105 kWh, instead of the current model’s 93 kWh. Porsche hasn’t yet revealed official EPA ranges, but in its own real-world test, it found that the most efficient 2025 Taycan could go up to 365 miles (587 km) per charge — that’s about 120 miles (191 km) farther than the current model’s official EPA rating.
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Elsewhere, the 2025 Taycan will come standard with lane change assist, a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, electric folding side mirrors with mirror surround lighting, a new cooling system, smart range managing, a smartphone tray, wireless charging for devices, and more.
Subtle Styling Tweaks Inside And Out
The exterior design has also been updated with new taillights and headlights. At the front, the lighting system will feature HD-Matrix design with detailed optics. At the back, the Porsche logo is incorporated into the rear light strip and will look three-dimensional. The 2025 Taycan will also come with new color options, and the Turbo and Turbo S models get Porsche’s exclusive Turbonite accents to distinguish them from the rest of the lineup.
Inside, the EV gets a new display with an optimized user interface that features a lever behind the steering wheel to make the use of driver assistance technologies more intuitive. Apple CarPlay has been more deeply integrated into the infotainment system, and a new in-car video function allows for streaming on the center display and the optional passenger display.
Finally, two new leather-free interior options have been introduced. These come in Black and Black/Slate Gray, and replace the cow hide with high-quality Race-Tex and a wool-infused textile woven into the Pepita (houndstooth) pattern. Although buyers of the base model and the 4S will have to pay for the option, Taycan buyers who opt for the Turbo or Turbo S can select it for free.
Pricing And Availability
Porsche says that interested customers can start ordering their new 2025 Taycan today, and that it expects the Taycan to start reaching U.S. dealerships in the summer. Prices start at $99,400 (or $101,395 with the $1,995 destination charge) and rise to $211,700 for the top of the line Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo.
And if you’re wondering, the Taycan joins a long list of cars that just keep getting more expensive these days with every new model year. Granted, Porsche has made many improvements to its flagship EV, but prices have jumped from as little as $800 more for the 4S sedan to over $14,000 for the Turbo S models.