20,000 vehicles a year doesn't look like it will satisfy demand for the first pure-electric Porsche.
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Initial demand for the Porsche Taycan is strong enough for the company to approve an increase in production capacity, as well as new variants.

To be built at a plant in Zuffenhausen, near the company's headquarters, output was initially set at 20,000 cars per year.

"Due to the positive response, we will adjust this number upwards," Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO, told Wirtschafts Woche. "Especially since the Cross Turismo, the first derivative of the Taycan, has been given the green light for production."

Blume didn't mention the new production target, but revealed in Norway the company already holds 3000 €2500 ($3900) deposits for the car. Currently the company sells around 600 cars per year in the Scandinavian country.

The Porsche CEO also said by 2025 he expects half of all Porsche vehicles sold will feature electric propulsion of some description.

Top: Porsche Mission E concept. Above: Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept.

The Taycan Cross Turismo was first confirmed for production in October, and is expected to closely mirror the similarly titled Mission E concept revealed at the 2018 Geneva motor show.

Last spied in October, the production car will likely feature a more practical wagon body, improved ground clearance, wheel arch protectors, and other off-roader styling cues.

Interestingly the Cross Turismo is being referred to as the first variant in the Taycan range. According to AutoGuide, Porsche is contemplating adding a targa model to the lineup.

An electric crossover is also said to under consideration, and could debut as early as 2022. It's not known if this model will be built on the Taycan platform or a different Volkswagen Group architecture.

A production version of the recently revealed Audi e-tron GT, due in 2020, will also utilise the Taycan's platform.