Maserati's global plans detailed in FCA's five year plan
Italian luxury brand Maserati has announced its product plan for the next five years that includes refreshed models, four brand new plug-in hybrids, a new SUV and an all-new sports car. The company will introduce refreshed versions of its Ghibli and Quattroporte sedan over the next five years, after which it will launch these cars on a completely new platform by 2022. The Ghibli and the Quattroporte are important cars in the Maserati line-up contributing to a majority of the sales.
Maserati's sole SUV, the Levante will also get a mid-life makeover, sometime in the next five years. Maserati will also introduce a compact SUV that'll sit below the Levante and cater to a wider SUV audience. The new compact SUV will be based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and have a 50:50 weight distribution.
By 2022, the Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante will also get hybrid drivetrains for the first time. They'll feature 800V battery technology and optional all-wheel drive. In all, there will be eight plug-in hybrid models and pure electric models by 2022.
Maserati Alfieri concept
Maserati had showcased the Alfieri concept a few years ago and now it plans to launch the sportscar within the next five years. It will be launched in coupe and cabriolet versions. The car will be built on an aluminium spaceframe and will come with three powertrain options, including a plug-in hybrid version. These powertrains will be built by Ferrari. The Maserati Alfieri will replace the GranCabrio and GranTurismo before 2022.
The company recently unveiled the Levante Trofeo, a quicker version of the SUV. It is powered by a 3.8-litre, V8 petrol engine that develops 590PS and 730Nm. Maserati claims the SUV can sprint from 0-100kmph in 3.9s and has a top speed of 300kmph. The Levante Trofeo has the highest output/litre of any Maserati engine ever.
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