Sergio Marchionne has officially confirmed the launch of a production version of the Maserati Alfieri concept. Before Alfieri, however, we will meet the new Maserati Levante SUV.
At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, held this spring, the Italian luxury car manufacturer impressed the audience with Maserati Alfieri, a sports coupe concept, created to celebrate the brand’s centenary.
Several sources have talked ever since about a materialisation of the Maserati Alfieri, but only now Fiat SpA confirmed these rumors. In an official FCA press conference, Sergio Marchionne revealed plans for the Trident for the following four years.
Maserati Alfieri – The series version
In the list of upcoming premieres the there is also Maserati Alfieri that will see the light of day within two years and will be declined in two body styles. The first one will be the coupe, developed on a common platform with Maserati Ghibli. The new Maserati Alfieri will be animated by V6 engines with different power levels.
According to Italian officials, under the bonnet of Maserati Alfieri we will see versions of 410, 450 and even 520 horsepower of the six-cylinder engine. But the Alfieri coupe won’t bet the first Maserati model that we will meet in the coming years.
Maserati Levante – The first SUV in the brand’s history
Before the Alfieri debut, already waiting in line, for many years now, is the brand’s first SUV. Anticipated since 2011 by the Maserati Kubang, a concept that attracted a lot of positive reactions at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Maserati SUV is expected next year.
It will be called Maserati Levante and will be available with all-wheel drive and a wide range of engines, able to ensure worthy performance compared to its pedigree rivals such as Porsche Cayenne or the future Lamborghini Urus.
The entry-level petrol versions will use the same V6 engine with an output of 350 or 425 horsepower. There will be diesel engines, born from the popular 3.0-liter V6, available with 250, 275 and 340 horsepower.
The top version will use a V8 engine capable of developing more than 560 horsepower, enough to wrestle Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
Maserati GranTurismo – The new generation
The Maserati range will be completely renewed only in 2018 when the successor of the current GranTurismo will be revealed. The new model will be available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, and will adopt large displacement engines, probably the same V8 engine with over 560 horsepower.
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