The current Boxster was all-new for the 2013 model year
, so in Porsche tradition we should see the car receive a facelift for the 2017 model year. Today we have spy shots of what’s likely to be a prototype for the facelifted 2017 Porsche Boxster.
The Boxster is one of our favorite cars here at Motor Authority, and it even took out our Best Car to Buy award for 2013
. Hopefully there will only be a few changes with this facelift, and it looks like that will be the case judging from these spy shots, although it could be that we’re just at a very early stage of development.
At the front, the headlights have been revised and are said to feature a more angled look. The design of the front bumper is also new, with the intakes featuring a completely different shape to those on the current model. The daytime running lights are also likely be new, as they are masked. Many of these changes are also likely to be incorporated on the Cayman for its own mid-cycle facelift.
While the exterior doesn't appear to be changing much, we hear that there are big things in store for the mechanicals. Look for the facelifted Boxster and its Cayman sibling to feature a new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine. In fact, Boxster and Cayman prototypes with four-cylinder engines have already been spotted at the ‘Ring
. Outputs should match or exceed the numbers of the current 3.2- and 3.4-liter flat-six engines used by the entry-level Porsche sports cars, but with efficiency boosted considerably.
Look for a debut of the 2017 Porsche Boxster in early 2016.
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