The Head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati has revealed some new details about the brands future product lineup.
Speaking with Auto Motor und Sport, Reid Bigland said Maserati could offer another crossover to be sold alongside the Levante. This isn’t terribly surprising as the Levante has been a huge success and the company could sell as many as 25,000 units this year alone.
Besides talking about crossovers, Bigland confirmed the GranTurismo was set to be retired last year but its lifecycle has been extended as sales are relatively stable. The company is already working on a successor but “a short-term supply gap is conceivable” between when the GranTurismo is phased out and when its successor is launched.
Maserati’s five-year plan called on the company to launch the Alfieri right about now but things have obviously changed. Bigland declined to say how far development has progressed but said the model will be a “real sports car.”
Bigland didn’t have much to say about Alfa Romeo but the executive suggested the Mito and Giulietta might have a future after all. As he explained, the models are popular in Europe, Mexico, and Japan. Despite this, Bigland said future Alfa Romeo compacts might eschew the hatchback body style.