23 cars to talk about in 2023
Redesigned Alpine A110
Almost six years after its release, the Berlinette has to modernize its face and minor elements of the rear. What about the dashboard, which is its biggest flaw in terms of quality? Let’s hope that a smart update will succeed in raising its position.
The iconic mid-flat turns into the devil M5, which will become a hybrid. To compensate for the logic of weight gain, it intends to require more than 750 horsepower to offer performance levels equal to or even higher than the current level.
Positioned midway between the Dacia Spring Electric and Sandero in terms of size, it will be offered in both electric and heated options. A single 1.2 PureTech 83 hp block is responsible for meeting the demand of those used for Unleaded when the 100% electric ë-C3 is available in two power levels: 60 and 80 kW. Two electric motors optionally driven by a 40 or 50 kWh battery to aim for an autonomy of up to 400 km.
Redesigned Cupra Formentor
Despite its relative youth, it will take a stab at distinguishing itself better than its closely-acquired Seat Leon. Thus, it will empty the mouth, abandoning the grill that currently separates its optics to reveal the shark’s nose, leaving it at the bottom of the shield.
Dacia Jogger hybrid
A rider with 140 horsepower will fit perfectly in this model for Dacia, it can carry up to seven passengers. Thus, the Jogger Hybrid will be based on a 4-cylinder 1.6 atmosphere supported by a small electric motor driven by a 1.2 kWh battery.
Ferrari Roma Spider
Logically, this Ferrari Roman spider The Portofino, which will be replaced in the catalog, will receive the V8 4.0 l 620 hp block of the coupe already adopted by the M.
Inheriting the technical base of the Jeep Avenger, this pocket SUV promises to be the smallest of its kind in the Stellantis galaxy (about 4 meters long). As such, it will turn its back on the 500 electric platform developed during the Fiat-Chrysler era, favoring a new 156 hp electric motor connected to a battery of more than 50 kW to reach 400 km of autonomy.
forced transition through electrification for replacementAventador, whose name is not yet known. But the essential condition for this ecological impulse is the survival of the V12. Backed by an electric motor, it could add around 900 horsepower to the Ferrari SF90’s upcoming PHEV rival.
For the sake of internal synergy, the first sedan of the British maker will adopt the underbody of the Eletre SUV, probably in a slightly shorter configuration, a large SUV that stretches to more than 5.10 m. The Envya will probably approach the templates displayed by the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT and especially its most serious competitor, the Tesla Model S.
We recently saw the return of the GranTurismo coupe in various architectures, including 100% electric. A legendary icon that will not be revealed in the coming months to perpetuate the 760 hp GranCabrio appellation.
Restyled Peugeot 208
Launched in 2019, it will get a facelift this year, resulting in a redesigned grille flanked by a new home crest. A mostly recessed unseen air intake was brought to the overhang of a new shield, while the rear should suffice to fix the light markings. Under the hood, it will expand the area of electrification by hybridizing the heating units up to 48V. As for its 100% electric variant, the e-208, it will gain 20 hp to reach a peak of 156 hp, while its battery will slightly increase its capacity to collect 400 km WLTP.
Peugeot 2008 has been restyled
A similar treatment should be applied to its big brother SUV, almost simultaneously in terms of aesthetics and engines.
Redesigned Peugeot 508
Despite relatively disappointing commercial figures, 2023 will also be the year of the redesigned Peugeot 508. Lion will attempt a last-ditch rescue by managing the latest stylistic themes it holds dear, barring a conversion to mild hybridization via the new 136-hp PureTech, but also expanding its PHEV offering from below by introducing the unit. The 308 packs 180 horsepower under its hood.
Redesigned Porsche 911
For the first time, the 911 will see some of its hot blocks electrified. Rumor has it that the Turbo variant will have the honor of putting its fingers in the slot through innovative technology borrowed from F1 and endurance hypercars to eliminate the Turbo’s reaction time by lowering consumption levels.
Porsche 718 Spyder GT4 RS
The missing link in the 718 family, which includes the defunct Cayman coupe and Boxster convertible, is called the 718 Spyder GT4 RS. An uncompromising trend that has been the joy of the Cayman for several months and will soon be extended to the convertible of the lot. It will retain most of the aerodynamic add-ons, except for the wing mounted on the swan necks and the 6-cylinder 500 horsepower engine, making it the most extreme convertible ever at Porsche.
Updated Renault Clio
Inevitably, most of the changes will be seen at the front end, taking inspiration from the Austral SUV to widen the grille, while its optics ditch the C-shaped curve to clear the light signature. On the other hand, the Esprit Alpine finish unveiled by Austral last spring is set to become widespread as a replacement for the RS Line badges.
Updated Renault Captur
In addition to matching its styling with the redesigned Clio, it should increase the 100% electric range of its plug-in hybrid variant for versatility.
The Austral will soon be a few decimetres longer to take on the 5008, thus introducing a 7-seater version never before seen in the Renault catalogue. According to rumors in the corridors, this crossover will be charmed by the Space name, despite the SUV architecture against the flow of the popular minibus that has been roaming our roads for almost four decades.
The fourth generation will soon enter the arena, reinventing itself as both a sedan and a station wagon, while the facelifted Volkswagen Passat will be offered as a carrier only.
The next opus will try a radical look, equipped with an unprecedented “valve” cut, both circular and enveloping hood to better emphasize the front fenders.
Tesla Model 3 facelift
Externally, the new Model 3 needs to retouch the look of its screens and the optics frame to modernize the lighting cues. On board, some sources shock a new simplification in the development of the dashboard, but it already shines in its purity.
Volkswagen hasn’t shied away from revising its copy, ditching the bulging lines to match the softer curves and latest electrics of the range, even if it’s a problem between the ID and the ID. However, it will be distinguished by its open grill located at the bottom of the shield, which will tend to be widespread in all future thermal models of the German firm.
If big brother EX90, unveiled in November, is happy to use the outdated XC90 platform to make it a pure electric product, the newcomer will benefit from an unprecedented base in the Volvo-Polestar family. Technically basic, but it is already known that the EX30 SUV will inherit certain technology… Smart #1.
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