All the new Maserati models will get either a hybrid powerplant or an electric unit. The first hybrid car to be built will be the Ghibli, and the first fully electric offerings, the GranTurismo and the GranCabrio will go on sale in 2021
In line with the new trend of carmakers going the electric way, Maserati has announced its future plans as well. An official statement from the company reveals that all of their new products will either be hybrid or fully electric. The transformation will commence with the new Ghibli hybrid that is likely to be showcased at the Beijing Motor Show this year. Maserati will also make a switch to full electrification with their GranTurismo and GranCabrio models next year. Both cars may also continue to be offered in petrol-powered iterations as well, possibly with an updated version of the current 4.7-litre V8 motor.
To aid the electric transition, the company has invested 800 million Euros in updating their Mirafiori facility for EV production. A good proportion of the factory will be allocated to the production of the GranTurismo and GranCabrio. Some of the said investment has also been dedicated to upgrade the plant in Modena for the brand’s upcoming supercar, which will possibly be based on the Alfieri Concept showcased in 2014. The Italian brand is expected to pull the wraps off this new supercar at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Maserati is also working on another SUV that will be positioned below the Levante. According to the company, this new SUV will be built at Cassino and “play a leading role for the Brand, thanks to its innovative technologies”. The first pre-production model will be showcased by 2021. Aside from all these models, the new Quattroporte sedan is also expected to make its debut around 2023.