Porsche announced the 2017 718 Boxster; we drove the 2016 Cadillac CT6; and FCA laid out its future plans with a major product shift. It’s the week in reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
After about 20 years the Porsche Boxster is finally getting its first major changes: a new name and completely revised powertrain. The new generation will be known as the 718 Boxster and swaps its flat-six engines for turbocharged four-cylinder engines across the board. We’ll see the new 2017 718 Boxster in the metal at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 was spotted completely naked out on the road in Europe. Sporting the latest evolution of the automaker’s signature design language the DB11 has flowing lines and an elegant presence. Look for more details as we near the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
We finally slid behind the wheel of the new 2016 Cadillac CT6 range-topper. Featuring real wood, an interior slathered in leather, loads of tech, and a new twin-turbo V-6, the CT6 is aiming to challenge the luxury standards set by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] presented its latest five-year plan to investors this week. Key details include dropping the mid-size Chrysler 200 and compact Dodge Dart to free up production capacity to build more Jeeps and Ram trucks. FCA’s seeing cheap gas as a long-term thing, and is banking on boosting profits with high-margin trucks and SUVs. The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will get a diesel engine and hybrid variant as well as a pickup truck variant. Alfa Romeo’s U.S. return also suffered a change as the time table was pushed back, again.
The first of three track-only Aston Martin Vulcans have landed in the U.S. at a dealership in Cleveland, Ohio. With only 24 examples being built worldwide, it’s a rare piece of kit, and the one in Ohio is now up for sale for a cool $3.4 million.