An updated Polaris Slingshot is on the way

By Tony Markovich, Autoblog

The headlights are familiar but different

The Polaris Slingshot has suffered from slow sales the past couple years, likely in part because its novelty has worn off. The open-air three-wheeler debuted for 2015, and even those who are into the idea may find it's starting to get a bit stale. To combat time's toll, Polaris will begin 2020 by debuting a new Slingshot. 

A teaser image and short video clip give a first glimpse of the updated model. It appears this will be an evolutionary update, rather than any sort of radical departure, which makes sense when much of the Slingshot's emotional draw comes from the design.

The front-end teasers show a slightly different light signature. It appears Polaris ditched the round shapes that were used in the headlights and the center nose lights and replaced them with light bars. In this case, the updated tech meshes well with the body's already angular and sharp aesthetic.

The remaining visible portions of the vehicle look largely unchanged. The lines, bulges, and shapes of the hood, front bumper, and even the seat shapes look the same, or at least very similar.

There are very few details other than the teasers, which leaves us with a lot of questions. Will this just be a mild styling update? Will it be a slight styling update with a powertrain upgrade? The Slingshot currently uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 173 horsepower, so there's certainly room for an upgrade (more wheelspin!) or even for some alternative powertrain. For now, we'll have to wait for more information.


|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Accessories,1,Auto Insurance,1,Auto Show,82,Autos,42,Barn Finds,1,Buying,1,Car Shows,1,Car Tech,8,Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles,1,Chicago Auto Show,4,Classic Cars,106,Consumer Electronics Show,5,Customs & Classics,2,Detroit Auto Show,7,Driving,5,Enthusiasts,313,Featured,9,Features,1,Frankfurt Motor Show,3,Fuel Economy,2,Gearheads,1,Geneva Motor Show,17,Hot Rod Power Tour,1,Imports,1,Just For Fun,2,Los Angeles Auto Show,16,Maintenance,4,Motorcycles,297,Motorsports,3,Muscle Cars,4,Muscle Cars & Hot Rods,3,New Bikes,2,New Car Deals,1,New York Auto Show,5,News,489,Ownership,114,Paris Motor Show,5,Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,2,Premium,1,Recalls,4,Research,214,Reviews,117,SEMA Show,5,Shanghai Auto Show,8,Sports and Exotics,5,Sports Cars,12,Supercars,14,Tech,1,Tokyo Motor Show,8,Trucks,1,
Autos Magazine: An updated Polaris Slingshot is on the way
An updated Polaris Slingshot is on the way
Autos Magazine
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy