Maserati News

  • Maserati Alfieri concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

    Maserati's Alfieri sports car will be shown at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show but won't reach showrooms until 2021 or 2022. The information was revealed by Maserati boss Harald Wester in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday. The Alfieri was first shown as a concept in 2014 and originally pegged for a market arrival around 2018. The substantial delay will allow Maserati to update the requirements. The Alfieri will now offer a battery-electric option, alongside mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid setups, Maserati announced last June. The move is part of the automaker's plan to offer...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante GTS
    First drive review: 2019 Maserati Levante GTS completes a beast

    Italian cars are known for four things: beauty, speed, noise, and a special feel. Fail on any of these and the car feels authentic like ravioli from a can. Maserati’s Levante is the Italian automaker’s first crossover SUV. It’s beautiful, but base models weren’t fast...

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    Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli recalled for damaged fuel lines

    Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli owners should keep an eye on their mailboxes for a recall notice. The Italian brand has recalled 6,301 Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans over potentially damaged fuel lines. The brand said in documents filed with NHTSA in November that the damaged fuel lines could...

  • 2019 Maserati Edizione Nobile special edition
    Maserati reveals Ghibli, Quattroporte, Levante Edizione Nobile special editions

    Maserati has three new special edition cars inbound for the 2019 model year and only 150 will make their way to the United States and Canada. The Italian luxury brand announced the Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante Edizione Nobile special editions Wednesday. The Nobile Edition cars feature a Blu...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante
    2019 Maserati Levante, Quattroporte, Ghibli march ahead with subtle updates

    Maserati has applied subtle updates to the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans, as well as its sole SUV, the Levante, for 2019. The updates were announced Tuesday ahead of the official presentation of the 2019 range on Wednesday at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. But, when we say subtle, we mean subtle...

  • Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
    Jay Leno drives Touring Superleggera's Maserati-based Sciadipersia

    Following its revival last decade, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera jumped straight back into doing what it does best: churning out beautiful, one-off, coach-built cars. Recent hits include the Alfa Romeo Competizione-based Disco Volante and F12-based Berlinetta Lusso. The latest creation, however...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo, 2018 New York auto show

    As newly minted Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley settles in, his strategy is starting to become clear. As part of it, we'll see Maserati drift away from Alfa Romeo in the future. Manley said the strategy to bundle Maserati and Alfa Romeo under one leader was a mistake, according to a Saturday Automotive News (subscription required) report. The CEO said the move took the focus off Maserati and the marque was, for a time, treated like a mass-market brand, "which it isn't and shouldn't be treated that way," he added. Since taking over, Manley has installed Harald Wester as the head of...

  • Al Gardner, Maserati North America chief
    Maserati names FCA dealer network head as new North America chief

    As part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley's executive shifts, Al Gardner has been selected to lead Maserati in North America. Harald Wester, Maserati's chief operating officer, made the announcement on Monday, according to Automotive News (subscription required). Gardner will now report...

  • 1959 Maserati Tipo 61/60 'Birdcage' reconstruction
    Rebuilt 1959 Maserati Birdcage heads to auction

    The Maserati Birdcage race cars designed by Giulio Alfieri in the late 1950s and early '60s represented a revolution in sports car design. At the time, many British sports car manufacturers were moving toward innovative but expensive monocoque structures as opposed to the traditional ladder frame...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante GTS
    2019 Maserati Levante GTS joins the fray with 550 horsepower

    The Maserati Levante currently tops out with the 424-horsepower S but two new performance variants are being introduced for 2019. One is the 590-horsepower Levante Trofeo (shown below) that we saw in March at the 2018 New York auto show. The other is the slightly tamer Levante GTS that Maserati...

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    Fiat Chrysler's 5-year plan: What happened last time, what didn't, and what's coming?

    On Friday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles laid out an ambitious product roadmap for the next five years. Product details were sometimes hazy but the message was clear: FCA's future lies in trucks, crossover SUVs, performance vehicles, and electrification, with self-driving tech sprinkled in for good...

  • Teaser for Maserati Alfieri sports car
    Maserati to add Alfieri halo car, new SUV, electric powertrain from Ferrari

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles during an investor meeting Friday revealed that Maserati has an electric future...in more ways than one. The Italian luxury brand has been largely lost in the FCA portfolio, but it will get six new vehicles by 2022, including a long-awaited Alfieri halo car and a new SUV...

  • Fiat Punto production at Miafiori plant

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year. According to a report the strategy will outline a major restructuring of FCA's Italian plants to focus on upscale cars. Citing sources familiar with the plan, Bloomberg on Friday reported that FCA is looking to either kill-off low-cost models produced in Italy or move them to plants where wages are lower, such as in Poland. The Italian plants can then be retooled to produce more profitable upscale models from Alfa Romeo, Jeep...

  • Master Maserati track experience program
    Maserati launches track experience programs

    Maserati wants its customers to be better drivers and the Italian luxury marque has introduced a set of track experience programs to do just that: the Master Maserati series. The brand announced Wednesday that the Master Maserati track experiences, to be held in Parma, Italy, will be divided into...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo brings V-8 fury to style party

    According to Ricky Bobby, it was Eleanor Roosevelt that said "America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed." Italy's Maserati has taken that quote to heart. That's why the automaker decided that the New York International Auto Show is the perfect place to show off its new Levante Trofeo...

  • Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
    Touring Superleggera returns with Maserati-based Sciadipersia

    Italy's Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is back with a new coachbuilt special based on the Maserati GranTurismo. The car is called the Sciadipersia, which is Italian for “Shah of Iran,” linking this modern creation with the commission of three bespoke Maserati 5000GTs completed in the...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante GTS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Maserati Levante GTS spy shots

    The Maserati Levante currently tops out with the 424-horsepower S but a high-performance GTS is being developed as an alternative to the likes of the BMW X6 M, Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Prototypes for the Levante GTS are already out testing and reveal only subtle changes...

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    Could Maserati follow Alfa Romeo with F1 return?

    Could Maserati be about to follow in the footsteps of fellow Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand Alfa Romeo and make a return to Formula 1? According to Auto Express’ sources, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is preparing a similar deal to the one between Alfa Romeo and Sauber for Maserati and American...

  • 2018 Maserati Levante Nerissimo

    Maseratis are already stylish vehicles, but you can now up the wow factor just a tad more with a styling package called Nerissimo. Maserati announced the package on Thursday at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, presenting it on a 2018 Levante and Quattroporte. It will also be available on the 2018 Ghibli. It adds Nero black paint for the body together with shadow chrome on the grille, side vent and trunk lid accents. As an alternative, the Nerissimo package can also be ordered with Nero Ribelle or Grigio Maratea paint finishes. The black theme doesn’t end there. The Maserati logos and...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    Stelvio-based Maserati SUV coming by 2020, says Marchionne

    Despite claims to the contrary, Maserati looks set to introduce an SUV based on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The vehicle was denied just two years ago by then-Maserati CEO Harald Wester, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed it on Tuesday during his third-quarter earnings call...

  • 2018 Dodge Charger
    Next Dodge Challenger, Charger to ride on Maserati platform, arrive in 2021?

    It seems there’s been another major change in Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s planning, one that, if true, will undoubtedly cause further delays in the redesign of several key models. According to Automotive News (subscription required), FCA has ditched plans to base the next-generation...

  • 2018 Maserati Ghibli, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
    2018 Maserati Ghibli preview

    Maserati in August pulled the wraps off an updated Ghibli at the 2017 Chengdu auto show in China. The car has since made an appearance at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The updates are subtle though address some of the Ghibli’s shortcomings like the lack of refinement in the design...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    Alfa Romeo, Maserati spinoff back in the spotlight

    Late last year, talk of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spinning off its upmarket Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands emerged in investor circles. The thinking was that the money raised could eliminate FCA’s debts of around $7 billion and thus improve the company’s credit rating and better prepare...

  • Formula E car in New York City
    Marchionne: FCA brand more likely than Ferrari to enter Formula E

    With many of the world’s top automakers committing to the Formula E Championship, many are wondering if Ferrari, arguably the most famous name in motorsport, is considering doing the same. Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne ignited rumors in April when he said Ferrari needed to be in Formula...

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