The 718 model line can be made out at first glance. The front of the new roadster has a much more sculptural form. This gives the front end a wider and more masculine appearance. This effect is reinforced by narrow front lights above the lateral air intakes, which contain the parking lights and indicators. At the middle of the front end are two horizontal fins that visually emphasise the width of the 718 Boxster.
The much larger cooling air inlets at the front are a prominent expression of the new turbo engine concept on the car’s exterior. The front end of the 718 Boxster is rounded out by the new design of the bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. LED headlights with four-point daytime running lights are available as a new option.
In a side view, the new model line can be made out by its newly designed wings and side sills, doors without add-on handle shells and two louvres in each of the air intakes forward of the rear axle. They supply induction air to the engine as previously. They also supply the intercooler with cooling air. The sporty character of the 718 Boxster is highlighted by new 19-inch wheels – which are standard on the 718 Boxster S – and optional 20-inch wheels. Because the rear wheels are each half an inch wider than those of the previous models, they improve lateral dynamics.
The restyled rear body of the 718 Boxster has a stronger presence – especially due to the accent strip with integrated Porsche badge between the tail lights. The additional edge at the height of the reflectors also contributes to this effect. The rear body also has a sharper design. The completely redesigned lights stand out thanks to their three-dimensional LED technology and four-point brake lights.
Interior has new Porsche Communication Management as standard
Awaiting the driver in the cockpit of the 718 Boxster is the familiar Porsche interior environment, now upgraded with new elements. The interior is appealing with its even greater sophistication. The leather trim impresses with its uninterrupted stitching that extends right to the storage compartment. The redesigned upper part of the dash panel reflects the three-dimensional exterior design with its elevated air vents. Steering of the roadster is even more precise with a 375-mm diameter sport steering wheel in the design of the 918 Spyder. A GT sport steering wheel, 360 mm in diameter, is available as an option. Porsche offers a multifunction option and steering wheel heating option for all steering wheel versions. Moreover, five new interior colours enable even more personalised configuration of the 718 models.
A central element of the new interior layout is Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and the Sound Package Plus with 110 watts of audio power. The PCM can be extended with optional modules to adapt it to personal requirements. The optional Connect module, for example, comprises a smartphone storage tray for wireless connection of the smartphone to the car’s exterior antenna, an iPod-capable USB port on the centre console, Apple CarPlay including “Siri” voice control and Porsche Car Connect.
Available as an alternative is the navigation module with voice control which makes it easy to input driving destinations. The navigation module has an improved map display and can show maps two-dimensionally or in perspective. 3D representations are also possible in select regions. The module includes free map updates within the first three years. The Connect Plus module is available as an extension of the navigation module. It enables simple interfacing of a smartphone to the PCM and the use of online functions such as navigation information services, wireless Internet access for Wi-Fi devices and an LTE telephone module.