Maserati Road Map Shows Alfieri EV Replacing GranTurismo Flagship

FCA is looking to put past disappointments behind them as far as its Maserati brand is concerned, focusing on a future where every new model will stay true to the brand’s exclusive image.

The Italian automaker will also be ditching the GranTurismo nameplate in favor of the Alfieri, a two door luxury Coupe/Cabriolet boasting a plug-in hybrid powertrain with E-AWD. Simply told, the Alfieri will be the Maserati of EV Coupes.

According to Maserati, the Alfieri will be capable of speeds north of 300 km/h (186 mph), and thanks to its active aerodynamics, torque vectoring and a three motor E-AWD system, it will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 2 seconds flat. Other features include the state-of-the-art 800V battery, lightweight construction, limited space intrusion, quick charge times and a long range – something that will apply to all battery-electric Maserati models in the near future, such as an all-new Quattroporte and Levante.

In total, there will be eight plug-in hybrid vehicles and four battery-electric vehicles, with Level 3 autonomous functions also in the mix.

Unlike the all-new Levante and Quattroporte models, the Ghibli will be further updated and not completely redesigned. This means it won’t be joining its siblings in receiving fully electrified powertrains, part of the ‘Maserati Blue’ strategy.

A new, larger SUV is on its way

Last but not least, a brand new D-Segment SUV will also be unveiled, larger than the Levante. It’s said to have an ideal 50:50 weight balance, dynamic Q4 AWD system, a “superior ride and handling” and it will of course be available as a plug-in hybrid.

Overall, future Maserati products will take aim at competitors such as Porsche and Tesla, combining dynamic luxury with state of the art battery-electric technology.

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  • iea96

    On 2014, they said the Alfieri would hit the roads on 2016. Let’s see if they can hold on to that promise this time.
    Also instead of a facelift (or MCA as they call it in these presentations) they’re mentioning a New Levante straight away. That’s quite interesting.

  • Gen Flauta

    Interesting enough. I think Maserati should have been more on Italy’s answer to Aston Martin:

    – Quattroporte (Rapide rival)

    – Ghibli (mini Quattroporte but with electrification and PLEASE some styling inspired by the original Ghibli)

    – Bora (Maserati’s Halo mid engine supercar and rival to Aston’s upcoming 488 killer – Shared the same platform as upcoming 8C but with true Maserati flair)

    – Alfieri (DB11 rival- eventually their flagship GT)

    – Mistral (Vantage and Tesla Roadster rival)

    – Kubang (larger Maserati SUV)

    – Levante (Upcoming DBX rival)

    BONUS: MC12 successor (Valkyrie rival)

    • iea96

      This would give me wet dreams

    • paulgdeaton

      I can’t believe Maserati is going electric – and giving up on those beautiful Maserati engine sounds!

      I have always believed that Lancia should have been FCA’s showcase for electric vehicles; in its heyday, it was a technological (and style) leader. As an “electrified” brand – with styling cues from its glorious cars of the 50’s and early 60’s – it would be a daring leap into the future. I couldn’t resist an updated version of the Aurelia or Fulvia… just get it right, and it would be the trendsetter FCA needs.

    • RobPul

      No offence but that’s a very weird comment, Maserati is on target to sell 75K cars this year, why should they try to become an answer to Aston Marin given that the latter sells a fraction of it at about 5k cars? Their target is larger volume sport luxury makers like Porsche

      • Exactly, it may have been great wet dream for Maserati fans, but business wise is almost impossible, not to mention if someone used that plan, they need a lot, and I mean a lot of investment just to making assembly plant alone.

        • Gen Flauta

          I see the point. What I’m trying to emphasize is the fact that Aston Martin is doing both sides, building sports cars and ultra luxury cars (Lagonda). Ferrari can make sports cars but can’t make Rolls Royce-type luxury cars, and the other way around. But since you’re right about the fact it is aiming for 75,000 annually, I’m trying to say that Maserati should be a brand that could rival both Porsche (High performance cars and SUV), Bentley/RR (Pure luxury cars and SUVS) and even Tesla (Model S, Roadster, etc.), which Aston Martin is trying to do, but on a larger volume.

          • The problem is that you don’t compare it apple to apple. Aston Martin is a much smaller company that targets an upper market with different bracket. You said it yourself that Aston is using 2 company to target their intended customer AM for sporty and Lagonda for luxury. Maserati has been in luxury since De Tomaso era and they should keep it that way.

  • Enter Ranting

    Pipe, meet dream…

    • Bo Hanan

      LOL!!!
      Such bullshit! Excuse my language.

  • Ed Ward

    Lmao

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Better late than never but still, this thing should have been in production already.

  • Nordschleife

    Just let me see an actual version of the Alfieri. That’s all that interests me.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Disappointing. I have no use for “hybrids” and AWD would just weigh a sports car down, unnecessarily.

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