Aston Martin’s 12-Cylinder DBS Replacement Plans Revealed
In a world that is increasingly focused on downsizing, Aston Martin is taking a different approach. Despite previous indications that its iconic V12 engine was on its way out, the luxury automaker has now confirmed that the twelve-cylinder powerplant will live on in the upcoming DBS successor. According to a report from Autocar, the new DBS will undergo a significant transformation, evolving from a grand tourer into a full-fledged supercar. While specific details on the car’s specifications are still unknown, it’s worth noting that the previous DBS 770 Ultimate models featured a twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine with an impressive 759 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, described the DBS replacement as a “completely different” car, suggesting that it will bring about a new era for the brand.
Jeep Recalls 30,000+ Units of the Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid SUVs in the U.S.
Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, has announced a recall involving over 30,000 units of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUVs in the United States. The decision to recall the vehicles was made following an internal investigation prompted by reports of eight vehicle fires among Wrangler 4xe owners. It is important to note that all these incidents occurred while the vehicles were parked and turned off, with six of them happening while the SUVs were being recharged. Jeep has acknowledged the fire risk and is taking immediate action to address the issue. Owners of the affected vehicles are advised against charging them and are encouraged to park them away from other cars and buildings until the necessary repairs are made.
The recall affects an estimated 32,125 vehicles from the 2021 to 2024 model years. However, Stellantis assures owners that they can still drive their vehicles until they can be fixed. Jeep plans to resolve the issue through a software revision, and if necessary, by replacing the battery. The company estimates that approximately one percent of the recalled vehicles, or around 321 units, may require a battery replacement. In addition to the vehicles recalled in the U.S., Jeep will also be recalling 3,856 Wrangler 4xe examples in Canada, as well as 9,249 vehicles outside of North America.
Aston Martin defies the trend of downsizing by confirming that its upcoming DBS successor will retain its iconic twelve-cylinder engine. The luxury automaker aims to create a “completely different” car that transitions from a grand tourer to a supercar. On the other hand, Jeep faces a fire risk issue with its Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid SUVs, leading to a recall of over 30,000 units in the United States. Stellantis will address the problem through software revisions and, if necessary, battery replacements. Owners are advised to avoid charging their vehicles and park them away from other cars and buildings.