Maserati Announces All-New Electrified Sports Car, SUV And GT

Tired of special edition Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models? If the answer is yes, you’ll be glad to learn that Maserati has revealed plans about all-new vehicles that will be “developed, electrified and produced in Italy.”

Following in the footsteps of FCA’s €5 billion ($5.5 billion) investment program for Italy, the luxury brand has announced a lineup of new and electrified products that will be built at the plants in Modena, Cassino and Turin (Mirafiori and Grugliasco).

Maserati says all the new models will adopt hybrid and battery electric propulsion systems “capable of providing both innovation and the high performance embedded in the brand’s DNA.” The all-electric models will combine typical Maserati driving dynamics with next-generation battery electric technology, “offering unique driving modes, extended range and ultra-fast charging capabilities.”

The long-awaited Maserati sports car is coming soon with an electric powertrain

The first of the totally new Maserati models to launch will be eagerly-anticipated electrified sports car. The carmaker does not reveal its name but we all now it’s the production version of the stunning Alfieri concept from 2014. The sports car will be produced in the Modena plant where major production line upgrades are underway to accommodate its electric powertrain.

Also read: Maserati Confirms All-New Sports Car Coming Next Year

According to previous intel, the sports car will offer mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric powertrains. The company also says the electrified sports car will be “packed with technology and reminiscent of Maserati’s traditional values.” No timeframe for the launch was announced but we already know the sports car will come in 2020.

New midsize SUV built at the same plant as Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio will arrive in 2021

Next up will be a new D-segment SUV that will be made in Cassino where approximately €800 million ($877 million) will be invested in the construction of a new production line, scheduled to open at the end of the first quarter of 2020. Given the model’s size, it’s not a surprise that it will be made at the Cassino plant, which currently builds Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia models.

The company did not reveal details about what types of powertrain the SUV will offer but said the new model is “destined to play a leading role for the brand thanks to its innovative technologies.” The first pre-series Maserati SUVs are expected to roll off the line by 2021.

Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio reinvented as EVs

Finally, the GranTurismo and GranCabrio will be renewed for a second generation that “will herald the full electrification era for Maserati.” The luxury GTs will be made at the Turin production hub, where FCA is investing another €800 million ($877 million). No timeframe was offered but, according to an internal presentation, the GranTurismo will launch in 2021 followed by the GranCabrio in 2022.

At the same time, Maserati will continue to improve its current range which includes the Levante, Quattroporte and Ghibli. For example, the Maserati Ghibli will become the brand’s first hybrid electric model in 2020. In addition, all the new and updated models will feature some degree of autonomous driving capabilities, from Level 2 enhanced Highway Assist to Level 3 with hands-off offering close to full autonomy.

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  • TrevP

    I am actually quite excited to see what they produce. Hopefully it isn’t crap.

  • xrnzaaas

    We’ll be lucky if all those promises end up in a single new model being released.

  • Bob

    What happens at Maserati HQ? Do they forget to share these plans with their engineers? Do they still even have engineers?

  • B.Stokes

    This is exciting news even though I have no faith Maserati will even slightly pull it of by next year. Even if they do will it be a piece of crap like the Ghibli?

  • Mr. EP9

    We’ve been here so many times with Maserati I’ve lost count. Until they actually deliver on their promises I’m going to assume they are just spewing hot air as always.

  • Mr Nobody Important

    More pipe dreams from Maserati.

  • Stephen G

    That thing is beautiful. Let’s hope it isn’t the victim of the same saboteur as the BMW 8 Series Coupe Concept. (And when I say coupe I mean the coupe and not the coupe. You know what I mean?) I also have observed how much this looks like the 2006 Chrysler Firepower.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Maserati : more promises and roadmaps than models since 2013 or 2014. I don’t give a crap about their current line-up. The Chrysler 300C-based Ghibli and Quattroporte sucks and are nowhere against the germans. The Levante looks like a joke in front of the Porsche Cayenne or Lamborghini Urus. Their interior is horrible and outdated. The GranTurismo still has the engine from the Ferrari F430 released in 2004 and by the Ferrari announced recently that they will not provide their engines to Maserati any longer. I just couldn’t imagine what the germans or even the chinese would have done with such prestigious and historical brand as Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Fiat is a really bad investor who already killed Lancia !

    • europeon

      They’re not 300c-based. Stop with this bulls**t already.

    • Felice Graziano

      Your precious Audighini Uranus is a Q8 in drag

  • Nordschleife

    I feel like this is the rehashing of an old article.

  • Merc1

    Hilarious. They’ve been announcing new products for years and nothing has happened. Dodge and Chrysler are starved for products and yet FCA spends billions on sale proof brands like Maserati and Alfa. That said, just like before the products sound exciting and they will be lusty to look at and drive, but there won’t be anything new anytime soon and we all know it. They’ve been saying this for 5 years!

    M

  • Tumbi Mtika

    See you in five years, guys.

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